Lullabies for Computers

Nov 2015

Soundex, NYSIIS, Metaphone

Since the early 1900s, phonetic algorithms such as Soundex, The New York State Identification and Intelligence System, Metaphone and others have been used for encoding homophones. These algorithms were popularized with the rapid use of corrective misspelling suggestions in word processors.

Lullabies for Computers is a series that explores machine’s auditory understanding of language with human’s empathetic void for these tireless servants.