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helping computers act more like humans

Anthropomorphic Software LLC is dedicated to the creation of innovative linguistic algorithms that help computers better mimic the behavior of human beings. We do the detailed research that allows us to uncover the complicated rules that people use without thinking with that most fundamental of human technologies - language.

We welcome your questions or comments, and we are available for advice and support for any of the Metaphone family of algorithms, including original Metaphone and Double Metaphone.

Lawrence Philips, Principal Engineer, has been a professional software engineer for over 20 years. He designed and developed the original Metaphone algorithm in 1990 and the Double Metaphone algorithm in 2000. He lives in the Bay Area and has worked for some of the best known technical firms in Silicon Valley.