Beider-Morse Phonetic Matching (BMPM) is an algorithm developed by
From the spelling of the name, an attempt is made to determine the language.
Phonetic rules for that particular language are then applied to transliterate
the name into a phonetic alphabet. If it is not possible to determine
the language with a fair degree of certainty, generic phonetic rules are
used instead. Finally, language-independent rules regarding such things
as voiced and unvoiced consonants and vowels are applied to further insure
the reliability of the matches.
Developers wishing to incorporate BMPM into their applications can do so by
clicking on the link below to download the source files. The release notes
can be found in the file bmphonetics.txt.
Download BMPM version 3.02
More information on BMPM can be found in the following two papers:
Phonetic Matching: A Better Soundex
Beider-Morse Phonetic Matching: An Alternate to Soundex with Fewer False Hits
List of Phonetic Tokens