Phonetic Comparison Algorithm for Indian Languages

Soundex is a phonetic indexing algorithm. It is used to search/retrieve words having similar pronunciation but slightly different spelling.┬áSoundex was developed by Robert C. Russell and Margaret K. Odell. A variation called American Soundex was used in the 1930s for a retrospective analysis of the US censuses from 1890 through 1920. It is also described in Donald Knuth’s The Art of Computer Programming. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) maintains the current rule set for the official implementation of Soundex used by the U. [Read More]