Using Soundex to cope with typos and spelling errors when looking for client records.
Ever struggled getting the required search results?!? Could we have the solution for you?!?
Soundex uses phonetics for indexing names by sound. The main use is for searching through data when spelling mistakes may occur, this means similar sounding words will be given the same representation meaning they are returned despite minor difference in spelling.
We have recently developed a way of implementing Soundex in to one of our Sharepoint Clients solutions. In this specific case it was used to search a large list of names where small mistakes or differences in spelling caused search results not to show. By using Soundex, Springboard IT has now provided a more comprehensive approach to this problem and now searches return results that are more accurate.
For those of a technical bent – More info here