NIST

NYSIIS

(algorithm)

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.

Author: PEB

Implementation

(JavaScript) (in page source). (SPL). (Rexx) (reportedly buggy).

More information

Robert L. Taft, Name Search Techniques, New York State Identification and Intelligence System, Special Report No. 1, Albany, New York, December 1970.


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Paul E. Black, "NYSIIS", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 22 December 2017. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/nysiis.html