Adam Nelson <email@example.com>
This zip archive contains source code and release binaries for each of the
sample applications included in my "Implement Phonetic Matching ("Sounds-like")
Name Searches with the Double Metaphone Algorithm" article series.
Note that the sample applications are dependent upon the Double Metaphone
implementations for their respective languages, therefore make sure that you
download the Double Metaphone implementation source archive and extract it to
the same folder as this zip archive. For those implementations that require
registration of some sort (COM, and SQL Server Extended Stored Procedure impls
for example), follow the registration instructions in the appropriate article
before attempting to use the samples associated with those implementations.
The contents of this archive are as follows:
* namelist.txt - A list of proper names, "borrowed" from the Moby project.
Used as test data for the sample applications.
* namelist.mdb - The names from namelist.txt, imported into an MS Access 2002
database for use by the ASPWordDBLookup and VBWordDBLookup samples.
* ASPWordDBLookup - ASP source code which uses MetaphoneCOM to search an Access
database of proper names
* CSWordLookup - C# implementation of the WordLookupSample, which uses Metaphone.NET.
* VBWordLookup - Visual Basic implementation of WordLookupSample, using MetaphoneCOM
* VBWordDBLookup - Visual Basic implementation of WordLookupSample which demonstrates
phonetically searching a SQL database (Access in this case) with Metaphone.COM
* WordLookupSample - Simple C++ console application which loads namelist.txt
into an STL container, and phonetically searches the names for phonetic matches
to user-defined search terms.
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My name is Adam Nelson. I've been a professional programmer since 1996, working on everything from database development, early first-generation web applications, modern n-tier distributed apps, high-performance wireless security tools, to my last job as a Senior Consultant at BearingPoint posted in Baghdad, Iraq training Iraqi developers in the wonders of C# and ASP.NET. I am currently an Engineering Director at Dell.
I have a wide range of skills and interests, including cryptography, image processing, computational linguistics, military history, 3D graphics, database optimization, and mathematics, to name a few.