A short perl script to calculate the Editex distance between two strings. Editex, developed originally by Zobel and Dart (1996), is a phonetic string distance measure designed to rate the distance between the pronunciation of two strings. This simple perl script is based on the python function coded here: http://cs.anu.edu.au/~Peter.Christen/Febrl/febrl-0.4.01/stringcmp.py. It is especially useful in matching name strings, for example from one census to another. (The file is saved as a .txt and not a .pl)

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