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Implement Phonetic ("Sounds-like") Name Searches with Double Metaphone Part II: Visual Basic and Relational Database Solutions

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19 Mar 2007        
Describes the COM wrapper around the author's C++ implementation of Double Metaphone, and demonstrates use of this COM wrapper within Visual Basic to phonetically search a list of names, as well as names in a database table.


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Adam Nelson
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United States United States
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.

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