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Metaphone 3 is the third generation of the Metaphone algorithm. It increases the accuracy of phonetic encoding from the 89% of Double Metaphone to 98%, as tested against a database of the most common English words, and names and non-English words familiar in North America. This produces an extremely reliable phonetic encoding for American pronunciations.
Metaphone 3 was designed and developed by Lawrence Philips, who designed and developed the original Metaphone and Double Metaphone algorithms.
Metaphone 3 introduces 'more exact consonant' and 'internal vowel' settings, that allow you to produce words or names more or less closely matched to the search term phonetically . Both Metaphone and Double Metaphone are widely used in spell checkers, search engines, and genealogy sites. more information
The Homeophone Engine is a sound-alike search API that uses Metaphone and Edit Distance algorithms to produce lists of words and names that can be ranked for closeness to the user's search term both phonetically and by spelling. It is connected to a database of English words, and names and non-english words familiar to americans. The Homeophone Engine API allows you search for words that sound similar in our 200,000+ word and name database. Word definitions are also available. more information buy now