Phonetic Search


Matches locations phonetically similar to the search text.


This feature matches locations names that are spelled incorrectly or written in a different language with a similar spelling. The implementation is a variation of a phonetic algorithm called the Double Metaphone. Additionally the Metaphone keys are compared using the Levenshtein distance which is a number of operations required to permute one word into another. In short this means that the keys may vary to a defined degree resulting in broader location matching.


Library/LocationSearch/PhoneticSearch (last edited 2009-06-04 09:13:17 by 194)