Monthly Archives: July 2005


a couple of days ago i was wondering how the soundex() function works for identifying words which are phonetically similar. further i was thinking whether the function can take care of the actual pronunciation of words in english. after all english is a funny language at times. there are plenty of words where the "t" is silent and yet you can find words where you pronuounce an invisible "t".

this excitement made me venture into the working of the return values of the soundex function. and i did a hit and trial with different words to find the values returned… Continue reading