Phonetic algorithms are often used to index words by their pronunciation so they can be compared despite minor differences in spelling. Many genealogy records are indexed this way. The phonetics calculator can generate a phonetic code for a word using the a variety of algorithms
- New York State Identification and Intelligence System (NYSIIS)
- Caverphone (2002)
- Caverphone (2004)
- Double Metaphone
- Metaphone 3
Please note that the nature of these algorithms means that they only work for Romanised text.
Fig 1. The Phonetics Calculator tool.