🎐 a python library for doing approximate and phonetic matching of strings.
Python Batchfile Shell



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Jellyfish is a python library for doing approximate and phonetic matching of strings.

Written by James Turk <james.p.turk@gmail.com> and Michael Stephens.

See https://github.com/jamesturk/jellyfish/graphs/contributors for contributors.

See http://jellyfish.readthedocs.io for documentation.

Source is available at http://github.com/jamesturk/jellyfish.

Included Algorithms

String comparison:

  • Levenshtein Distance
  • Damerau-Levenshtein Distance
  • Jaro Distance
  • Jaro-Winkler Distance
  • Match Rating Approach Comparison
  • Hamming Distance

Phonetic encoding:

  • American Soundex
  • Metaphone
  • NYSIIS (New York State Identification and Intelligence System)
  • Match Rating Codex

Example Usage

>>> import jellyfish
>>> jellyfish.levenshtein_distance(u'jellyfish', u'smellyfish')
>>> jellyfish.jaro_distance(u'jellyfish', u'smellyfish')
>>> jellyfish.damerau_levenshtein_distance(u'jellyfish', u'jellyfihs')
>>> jellyfish.metaphone(u'Jellyfish')
>>> jellyfish.soundex(u'Jellyfish')
>>> jellyfish.nysiis(u'Jellyfish')
>>> jellyfish.match_rating_codex(u'Jellyfish')

Running Tests

If you are interested in contributing to Jellyfish, you may want to run tests locally. Jellyfish uses tox to run tests, which you can setup and run as follows:

pip install tox
# cd jellyfish/