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API for fuzzy string comparison, soundex

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I need a class that will build soundex codes from whatever strings I ask of it.

I also need some more information on how to compare the various codes to determin if I had a good search result.

I have searched around a bit and have found nothing straight-forward.

Thanks in advance.
Sebastian Janisch
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punching 'java soundex' into google returns http://commons.apache.org/codec/apidocs/org/apache/commons/codec/language/Soundex.html as the very first result!


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Sebastian Janisch wrote:punching 'java soundex' into google returns http://commons.apache.org/codec/apidocs/org/apache/commons/codec/language/Soundex.html as the very first result!


Yeah, DoubleMetaphone seems a better choice though. We'll see how it goes.
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