Metaphone "sounds like" encoding specification & code?

John Douglas (john-d@nSoPAM.dircon.co.uk)
Mon, 13 Sep 1999 12:54:51 +0200 (MET DST)

Does anyone have VBA or VB code for the Metaphone "sounds like"
encoding algorithm? I want to use this in Access.

It is similar, but very different from the Soundex encoding.

A further problem, there does not seem to be a clear specification!
The original article was published with an incomplete Pick BASIC
implementation... The printed rules and commentary do not quite agree
with the BASIC listing, which also has some missing code!

I've come across various C and Perl implementations - but they are all
different. There are some VBX, OCX & ActiveX modules - but their
specifications are some what like a 'black box'.

I'd be grateful for any clarification, ideas, suggestions & pointers.

Thanks

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