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Re: Weird "soundex" algorithm

by giulienk (Curate)
on Sep 01, 2003 at 06:56 UTC ( #288094=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Weird "soundex" algorithm

I add a couple comments for posterity:

  • All the solutions (except the original one) have the same problem: they don't care about upper-case vowels. All examples were in lower cases so nobody noticed it.
  • The original implementation was wrong has it would consider consonant separated by a "non-first-vowel" as contigous ones and squash them if they are equal.
  • The illustrious surname "Schwartz" with its consonant-to-vowel ratio of 7.0 render this algorithm pretty useless :)


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