How does what3words handle similar combinations of words?

The basics

Shuffling

Confusability

Probability

Other coordinate systems (and some origin story)

Autosuggest

Step-by-step

  1. We start with a very small chance (see the probability section further up) of hitting upon a potentially confusable pair of 3 word addresses (0.00004% in the example above).
  2. Does the potentially confusable pair of words actually result in a confusion? (e.g. if the potentially confusable words are plurals, then there is only a 5% chance of it then causing confusion).
  3. Is the resulting confusion not spotted by either party? Nor resolved by Autosuggest?

Further reading

Feedback

And finally

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what3words

what3words

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what3words is the simplest way to talk about location. It has divided the world into 3m x 3m squares, each with a unique 3 word address.