Soundex or Metaphone algorithms ?

David Rushby woodsplitter at
Wed Jan 15 23:25:51 CET 2003

yanarkana at (Arkana) wrote in message news:<199f365a.0301150213.45dbb9a5 at>...
> hello,
> does anyone know an implementation of soundex or metaphone algorithm in python ?
> (or maybe a better algo)

PyProximity offers C implementations of soundex, metaphone, and
Levenshtein edit distance ( ).

I use the PyProximity implementation of the Levenshtein edit distance
algorithm, and the implementation of the NYSIIS soundex
algorithm ( ).

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