in reply to comparing strings - better than soundex

If you want to compare two words for its sound similarity, better algorithms than Soundex are:

Text::Metaphone and Text::DoubleMetaphone.

If you want string comparison (i.e. to order the results after a multiple match done by the above) you can try:

Text::Levenshtein or Text::WagnerFischer

If you want to compare entire phrases you can try also Text::PhraseDistance
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Re: Re: comparing strings - better than soundex
by nmerriweather (Friar) on Aug 14, 2002 at 16:54 UTC
    oh wow! great! i think metaphone was the one i had seen before. thats a great idea using those mods to order results too. you just saved me a few hours of work. and now metaphone will appear in the search box for the next person!