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SOUNDEX function in Oracle 10g [message #170468] Wed, 03 May 2006 23:49 Go to next message
PHG78
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Registered: September 2005
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We are developing a system, which requires a phonetic search capability on Vietnamese
language data. Is it possible, if so then how, to append/modify the phonetic rules for
SOUNDEX function in Oracle 10g to make it work with Vietnamese pronouncings?

Any help is appreciated.
Re: SOUNDEX function in Oracle 10g [message #170556 is a reply to message #170468] Thu, 04 May 2006 05:56 Go to previous message
Maaher
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Registered: December 2001
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I think you've got the wrong idea of 'SOUNDEX'. According to Wikipedia it is "is a phonetic algorithm for indexing names by their sound when pronounced in English". So by definition it is limited to the English language.

Take a look at the page below:
Soundex Algorithms Explained

Perhaps you can write your own 'soundex' with a similar approach but for Vietnamese?

MHE

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