Syntax SOUNDEX (word$)
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This function returns an integer which represents the word contained in the string passed as a parameter, in such a way that for two English words which sound similar, the same results are returned. Internally, each character is replaced by a cipher and then all double (triple etc) ciphers are removed.


SOUNDEX ("user"): REMark 26
SOUNDEX ("looser"): REMark 426
SOUNDEX ("l'user"): REMark 426


The difference between two SOUNDEX results is not proportional to the phonetic difference between the parameters.


WLD calculates such a difference, PHONEM is similar to SOUNDEX.