phonetics: Phonetic Code

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) References See Also

Description

Interface to phonetic coding functions.

Usage

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Arguments

str

A character vector or matrix.

Details

soundex is a widespread algorithm for English names. This implementation can only handle common characters. It strips off non-alphabetical characters.

The C code for soundex was taken from PostgreSQL 8.3.6.

Value

A character vector or matrix with the same size and dimensions as str, containing its phonetic encoding.

Author(s)

Andreas Borg (R interface only)

References

Written based on a description of the algorithm by Michael Gilleland found at http://www.merriampark.com/ld.htm

See Also

jarowinkler and levenshteinSim for string comparison.


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