Definition: Convert a name to a phonetic coding of up to six characters.
Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
phonetic coding algorithm.
See also Jaro-Winkler, double metaphone, soundex, Levenshtein distance.
Robert L. Taft, Name Search Techniques, New York State Identification and Intelligence System, Special Report No. 1, Albany, New York, 1970.
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Paul E. Black, "NYSIIS", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 9 March 2009. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/nysiis.html