Michelle Hadden wrote:
> really? how would you propose setting up computerised
> search engines (I'm not trying to be a smart ass-I find
I'm not Peter, but I'll answer anyway. :)
It wouldn't be difficult, though it would require a few more CPU cycles
for the search engine. Keep a database of words broken into phonetic
sounds. Break the terms in the search string into phonetic sounds and
closely as possible, and then compare the result with the database to
get it exact. If more than one word in the database is pronounced the
same, or almost the same (10%, maybe) include them all. If a word isn't
in the database, assume it should be spelled as typed and only as
typed. Names and such would fall into that category.
"noise swallows signal in fumbled fellatio"
--Neil Gaiman, Cold Colors