[j]search uses different algorithms for phonetic search. Phonetic search and matching makes it possible to find similarly sounding terms that do not match directly in their spelling. One of the best-known algorithms in this context is soundex. The individual characteristics of the various languages supported by [j]search require the use of different algorithms to be applied to the specific rules of each language. For example the Cologne phonetics (Kölner Phonetik) is compared to the better known Russell-Soundex-method, better adapted to the German language.
[j]search also supports further algorithms:
- Beider-Morse Phonetic Matching (BMPM)