06408270 is referenced by 35 patents.
A method of searching keyword phrases based on a search phrase includes a step of ordering the search phrase among the plurality of keyword phrases based on phoneme sequences of the search phrase and the keyword phrases, in accordance with a predefined phonetic search order. The search order is defined so that similar sounding phonemes are adjacent each other. Furthermore, sounds are ordered beginning with sounds made at the front of the mouth and proceeding in order with sounds made farther and farther back in the mouth. When searching for a particular search phase, the method includes returning any matching keyword phrase, as well as any keyword phrases that are adjacent the search phrase in the predefined phonetic search order.