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From "Robert Muir (Resolved) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (SOLR-2982) Upgrade Apache Commons Codec to version 1.6 in order to add new Beider-Morse Phonetic Matching (BMPM) option
Date Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:58:31 GMT

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Robert Muir resolved SOLR-2982.
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    Resolution: Fixed
    
> Upgrade Apache Commons Codec to version 1.6 in order to add new Beider-Morse Phonetic
Matching (BMPM) option
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: SOLR-2982
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-2982
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Rules, Schema and Analysis, search
>            Reporter: Brooke Schreier Ganz
>              Labels: codec, commons, commons-codec, language, names, phonetic, search,
searching, soundalike
>             Fix For: 3.6, 4.0
>
>         Attachments: SOLR-2982.patch
>
>
> Apache Commons Codec released version 1.6 of their codec pack in November, 2011.  Along
with a few bug fixes, 1.6 contains a great new phonetic matching system called Beider-Morse
Phonetic Matching (BMPM) that is far superior to the existing phonetic codecs, such as regular
soundex, metaphone, caverphone, and so on.  BMPM has actually been available for some time,
but this is the first port of it to java, and its first commit in the Apache ecosystem.
> For a lot more information, see here: http://stevemorse.org/phoneticinfo.htm   and  http://stevemorse.org/phonetics/bmpm.htm
> BMPM would be a fantastic "soundalike" tool to help search for personal names (or just
surnames) in a Solr/Lucene index, much better than Levenshtein distance for this use case.

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