[thelist] Phone Number Word Permutation Algorithm

Matt Warden mwarden at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 11:51:03 CST 2008

On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 12:41 PM, Matt Warden <mwarden at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 7:54 AM, Fred Jones <fredthejonester at gmail.com> wrote:
>> etc. For a 7 digit number, that can be between 5 and 16 K combinations
> Your biggest challenge is reducing the search space. You can eliminate
> combinations that have no vowel, for example. Also, while I could not

Sorry, I completely missed the boat on the solution. Here's what you
should look into. Convert each word in your English database to its
number pad equivalent. Then perform the number search on that column.

Good luck,

Matt Warden
Cincinnati, OH, USA

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