September 24, 2018 Paul Tuohy
In my previous article I discussed the use of the standard SOUNDEX and DIFFERENCE functions for phonetic processing. I also identified the major problems with SOUNDEX (based on U.S. English and the first character is static) and DIFFERENCE (loose because it is based on SOUNDEX).
In this article I will discuss how to tackle these problems by writing a customized phonetic function to use in place of or in conjunction with SOUNDEX. The good news is that you do not have to become an expert in phonetics — others have already done the job for you. There are a number …Read more