String comparison:

  • Levenshtein Distance
  • Damerau-Levenshtein Distance
  • Jaro Distance
  • Jaro-Winkler Distance
  • Match Rating Approach Comparison
  • Hamming Distance

** Phonetic encoding:**

  • American Soundex
  • Metaphone
  • NYSIIS (New York State Identification and Intelligence System)
  • Match Rating Codex

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