The Lein name coding procedure.
string or vector of strings to encode
maximum length of the resulting encodings, in characters
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.
lein algorithm is only defined for inputs over the
standard English alphabet, i.e., "A-Z.". Non-alphabetical
characters are removed from the string in a locale-dependent fashion.
This strips spaces, hyphens, and numbers. Other letters, such as
"Ü," may be permissible in the current locale but are unknown to
lein. For inputs outside of its known range, the output is
NA is returned and a
warning this thrown.
lein attempts to process the
strings. The default is
the Lein encoded character vector
James P. Howard, II, "Phonetic Spelling Algorithm Implementations for R," Journal of Statistical Software, vol. 25, no. 8, (2020), p. 1–21, <10.18637/jss.v095.i08>.
Billy T. Lynch and William L. Arends. "Selection of surname coding procedure for the SRS record linkage system." United States Department of Agriculture, Sample Survey Research Branch, Research Division, Washington, 1977.
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