cologne: Cologne Phonetic Name Coding

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Caveats References See Also Examples

View source: R/cologne.R

Description

The Cologne phonetic name coding procedure.

Usage

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cologne(word, maxCodeLen = NULL)

Arguments

word

string or vector of strings to encode

maxCodeLen

maximum length of the resulting encodings, in characters

Details

The variable word is the name to be encoded. The variable maxCodeLen is the limit on how long the returned name code should be. The default is 4.

Value

the Cologne encoded character vector

Caveats

The cologne algorithm is only defined for inputs over the standard German alphabet, i.e., "A-Z,", "Ä," "Ö," "Ü," and "ß. For inputs outside this range, the output is undefined.

References

Hans Joachim Postel. "Die Koelner Phonetik. Ein Verfahren zur Identifizierung von Personennamen auf der Grundlage der Gestaltanalyse." IBM-Nachrichten 19. Jahrgang, 1969, p. 925-931.

See Also

Other phonics: caverphone, lein, metaphone, mra_encode, nysiis, onca, phonex, rogerroot, soundex, statcan

Examples

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lein("William")
lein(c("Peter", "Peady"))
lein("Stevenson", maxCodeLen = 8)

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