Phonetic search

prkundan

New Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2018
Messages
17
In a Search Engine, even if we type something wrong how do they find out the correct word?
Is there any phonetic search?
For instance if in my DBthe word “John” is typed as “Jahn” or “Jan” or “Jon”. While searching I should get all these related entries. Is there any code for it?
 

Some videos you may like

Excel Facts

Links? Where??
If Excel says you have links but you can't find them, go to Formulas, Name Manager. Look for old links to dead workbooks & delete.

stumac

Active Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2010
Messages
471
There is an old algorithm called Soundex that converts words into a code - for search engines that has been replaced with far more sophisticated solutions with each one using their own specific code.

Soundex may be a good start for you, here is a link to an Allen Browne page with the code for MS Access:

http://www.allenbrowne.com/vba-Soundex.html
 

Watch MrExcel Video

Forum statistics

Threads
1,123,176
Messages
5,600,147
Members
414,365
Latest member
UUR

We've detected that you are using an adblocker.

We have a great community of people providing Excel help here, but the hosting costs are enormous. You can help keep this site running by allowing ads on MrExcel.com.
Allow Ads at MrExcel

Which adblocker are you using?

Disable AdBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Pause on this site" option.
Go back

Disable AdBlock Plus

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock Plus

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the toggle to disable it for "mrexcel.com".
Go back

Disable uBlock Origin

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock Origin

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back

Disable uBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back
Top