Definition: An algorithm to code English names phonetically.
Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
phonetic coding algorithm.
See also double metaphone, Jaro-Winkler, NYSIIS, soundex, Levenshtein distance.
Note: The first Caverphone algorithm is similar to metaphone, but customized for the Caversham data set (names and accents in the southern part of Dunedin, New Zealand in 1893-1938). The updated algorithm, 2.0, is a "general purpose English phonetic matching system."
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Entry modified 26 February 2007.
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Paul E. Black, "Caverphone", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 26 February 2007. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/caverphone.html