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Analysis and Comparative Study on Phonetic Matching Techniques

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 87 - Number 9
Year of Publication: 2014
Rima Shah
Dheeraj Kumar Singh

Rima Shah and Dheeraj Kumar Singh. Article: Analysis and Comparative Study on Phonetic Matching Techniques. International Journal of Computer Applications 87(9):14-17, February 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Rima Shah and Dheeraj Kumar Singh},
	title = {Article: Analysis and Comparative Study on Phonetic Matching Techniques},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {87},
	number = {9},
	pages = {14-17},
	month = {February},
	note = {Full text available}


Searching for names in large databases containing spelling variations has always been a problem. The first solution to the problem was proposed by Robert Russell in 1912 as he proposed SoundEx algorithm. SoundEx algorithm matches the names based on the sound of the words. The technique which is based on the pronunciation of the word is known as phonetic matching. SoundEx algorithm is one of the phonetic matching algorithms. We have discussed the other phonetic matching algorithm like edit distance algorithm, K-String and Q gram algorithm, Guth algorithm, Daitch Mokotoff algorithm and Metaphone coding algorithm. Our main focus is on the SoundEx algorithm and this paper also describes the issues with SoundEx algorithm.


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