Blend of sound + index
Soundex (plural Soundexes)
- (information science) A phonetic algorithm for indexing names by their English pronunciation, based on the most probably significant consonants, so that a search for a misspelled name may find the desired one.
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Basically, the Soundex algorithm converts each string into an alphanumeric code that begins with the first letter of the string.
Soundex (third-person singular simple present Soundexes, present participle Soundexing, simple past and past participle Soundexed)
- (information science, transitive) To index using the phonetic Soundex algorithm.