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spell.doubleMetaphone

spell.doubleMetaphone(
   $word as String
) as Sequence

Summary

Given a word returns the two metaphone keys. The primary and secondary metaphone keys which represent the phonetic encoding of two words are returned as a sequence of two strings. Double metaphone is an algorithm based on phonetic sounds useful in providing data to spelling correction suggestions.

Parameters
$word The word for phonetic matching.

Usage Notes

The spell:double-metaphone function is a built-in function and does not require the import module statement in the XQuery prolog.

Example

spell.doubleMetaphone("smith");
  
=> smo xmt

Example

spell.doubleMetaphone("jones");
  
=> jns ans

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