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Looking for an algorithm name

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I'm trying to remember the name of an algorithm: it was a sort of poor (by design) hash that could be used to hash words to find similarly-spelt words (for suggested replacements for misspelt words in a word processor, say). I vaguely remember it possibly being Knuth's work. Anyone have a clue what I'm thinking of?

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Original post by Forfaox
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soundex is what you are looking for I think.


It is indeed — not Knuth's work, but covered in TAOCP.

Thanks; and for the other two links, as well. I've come across the DADS one before, but never looked for the root directory — cheers!

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