Re: Question about Surname "German" and "Shapiro" #general
Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
On Fri, 11 Aug 2006 13:35:43 UTC, email@example.com (Diane Harman-Hoog)
When I do a Soundex search on sounds like "German" in the databases, I alsoThere is no connection. It is an artifact of the specific soundex system.
The whole idea of soundex is data compression. The more you compress, the
more ambiguity you will have. The example you have found is an illustration
of that fact.
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