Alternative Soundex for SQL 6.0

Alternative Soundex for SQL 6.0

Post by Andy Dingl » Thu, 24 Aug 1995 04:00:00

I'm using SQL Server 6.0 with a name & address database of around 1.5
million rows. I need to do the usual telephone query type stuff; given
a vague & mis-spelt name & address, place a small list of potential
matches into a list box, then select the best fit.

I'd be interested to share information with anyone else involved in
this sort of problem.

Particular questions are:  how I can use Soundex, with my own
optimised variant of Soundex ? (Standard Soundex doesn't do Welsh
llanguagio very well !) Whats the best way to graft in a C++ function?

How can I best develop a "score" for "quality of match" that takes
into account all the fields in the search (which depends on what we've
been supplied with), and can weight them differently between fields ?



If all it takes is an infinite number of monkeys with typewriters,
how come AOL haven't written any Shakespeare yet ?


1. pgsql/contrib/soundex (soundex.c

Author: tgl

Update of /home/projects/pgsql/cvsroot/pgsql/contrib/soundex

Modified Files:

-----------------------------  Log Message  -----------------------------

Revise handling of oldstyle/newstyle functions per recent discussions
in pghackers list.  Support for oldstyle internal functions is gone
(no longer needed, since conversion is complete) and pg_language entry
'internal' now implies newstyle call convention.  pg_language entry
'newC' is gone; both old and newstyle dynamically loaded C functions
are now called language 'C'.  A newstyle function must be identified
by an associated info routine.  See src/backend/utils/fmgr/README.

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