Metaphone-pt_BR: The Phonetic Importance on Search and Correction of Textual Information

  • Carlos C. Jordão
  • João Luís G. Rosa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7182)


The increasing automation in the communication among systems produces a volume of information beyond human administrative capacity to deal with on time. Mechanisms to find out the inconsistent information and facilitate the decision-making are required. The use of a phonetic algorithm (Metaphone) adapted to Brazilian Portuguese proved to be a valuable tool in searching for name and address fields for automatic decisions, increasing substantially the performance regular database queries could obtain in information retrieval.


Lower Case Letter United States Census Bureau Human Language Technology Word Cluster Automatic Decision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos C. Jordão
    • 1
  • João Luís G. Rosa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information TechnologySão Carlos City HallSão CarlosBrazil
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of São PauloSão CarlosBrazil

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