notes on a phonetic misspeller


I really liked this idea, but Fantomaster wasn't too happy with my results. Basically it goes like this:

- generate all possible letter combos (a, aa, aaa, b, ba, baa, etc) this will result in a few gigs if you go past 9 - 10 combos
- assign each a Metaphone code
- search for a keyword using its Metaphone code
- limit the results by an appropriate Levenshtein number

The results are better or worse depending on the sounds in the word. For example, "s" and "z" will produce results that are lacking.

Aw was my best attempt at reverse engineering a spell checker ;-)