Date:  01/29/2011 09:50:28 AM Msg ID:  004234
From:  Rod Thread:  004234
Subject:  Can FoxWeb do what phdBASE could do??
Several years ago we used a library called PHDBASE.PLB within Fox 2.6 to do a little trick that was then called fuzzy logic with names in a database. It scored names phonetically so that we could evaluate and detect names like Smith, Smyth and Smythe that sound alike but are spelled differently. It worked well for names like O'Conner, O' Conner, OConner and even Conner or MacDonald, MC Donald etc. 

Unfortunately Fox 2.6 doesn't seem to run on our new virtual servers running 
Windows 2008 and the PHDBASE library doesn't seem to work with any FoxPro version from 6.0 forward. 

Does FoxWeb have the capability to generate a numeric score based on phonetics or some other method that could help us detect such sound alikes?