Double-metaphone-like algorithm for the french language
dprj is an algorithm that extracts sounds from words. It’s similar to metaphone, except it’s targeted at the french language only. While double metaphone or similar can be ok to regroup content that sound more or less the same, it becomes unusable when you want to get the real pronunciation of a word, since it’s mainly targeted at english. And we all know french can be really tricky sometimes.
How to use it?
Install it from PyPI:
pip install dprj
Then just use the say function:
>> from dprj import say >> say(u'chaussette') u'xst' >> say(u'psychologue') u'psklg' >> say(u'agglomération') u'glmrsn' >> say(u'accès') u'ks'
How reliable is it?
Well, try it and see for yourself! There are still some cases to handle:
- some plurals
- some silent final letters (eg. ‘r’)
- french weirdnesses
If you get incorrect results for any word please let me know by filing and issue.