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    Hmm, I feel like there should be an algorithms tag…

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      I found a column in an application at work with this mystery column first_nm_sndx. Tracked it down to these Soundex codes. Neat.

      Unfortunately either our implementation is broken or the method is. I say this because, in this data, all of the following equal ‘K300’… ?

      KAD, KADDEE, KADDY, KADE A, KADE J, KADE L, KADE, KADEE E,
      KADEE M, KADEE, KADI, KADIE, KADIYA, KADO, KADY, KADYE, KAEDA,
      KAETE, KAETI, KAETO, KAIDA I, KAIDA, KAIDEE, KAITI, KAITIE, KAT,
      KATAEA, KATAI, KATAYA, KATAYIA, KATE A, KATE E (MD), KATE E,
      KATE J, KATE L, KATE M, KATE R, KATE, KATEE, KATEY R, KATEY,
      KATEYA, KATHE, KATHEY, KATHI, KATHIA, KATHIE A, KATHIE L, KATHIE,
      KATHY, KATHY (NLL), KATHY A, KATHY AND KIRBY, KATHY D., KATHY E,
      KATHY J, KATHY L, KATHY M, KATHY R, KATHY S, KATHY S.,
      KATHY(APRN), KATHY-CALL FIRST, KATHYA, KATI J, KATI, KATIA,
      KATIE A, KATIE AND JUAN, KATIE ANN, KATIE C, KATIE D, KATIE E,
      KATIE I, KATIE J, KATIE L, KATIE LEE, KATIE M, KATIE N, KATIE,
      KATIE-SHANE, KATOYA, KATTIE, KATTY, KATY C, KATY E, KATY MARIE,
      KATY, KATYA CALDERON, KATYA, KAWTHAWWAH, KAYD , KAYD R, KAYDA,
      KAYDE, KAYDEE L, KAYDEE, KAYDIA, KAYETTE, KAYODE, KAYTA, KAYTE,
      KAYTI, KD, KEATH, KEHDOH, KEIDY, KEIOTY, KEITH A, KEITH D,
      KEITH FREDERICK, KEITH HARTLOFF, KEITH M, KEITH P, KEITH R,
      KEITH ROBERT, KEITH V, KEITH W (MD), KEITH W, KEITH,
      KEITH-   NEPHEW, KEITHA, KEITH~, KETE, KETIA, KETTA, KETTI,
      KETTIE, KETTY, KEYADA, KEYDI, KEYETTA, KEYTH, KHADA, KHADE,
      KHADI, KHADY, KHADYE, KHATAYA, KHIET, KHITAI, KHOAT, KHODIE,
      KHOT, KHOUT, KHYATHI, KIDA, KIET, KIETH, KIT, KITAI, KITO, KITT,
      KITTY, KITTYE, KODA, KODAH, KODEE, KODEY E, KODEY, KODI K,
      KODI M, KODI, KODIE, KODY L, KODY, KOT, KOTA, KOTE, KOTI, KOTY,
      KOUT, KOUTHA, KOYOTE, KTAW, KUET, KUETH, KUOTH, KUTUWI, KWADE,
      KWAYDE, KWET, KWOT