Identity in Cofactor Ora

Human languages are full of names that are pronounced differently when they refer to different objects. For example, "Houston", the name of the big city in Texas, is pronounced /ˈhjuːstən/ (rhymes with "hue"), while "Houston" in the name of Houston Street in New York is pronounced /ˈhaʊstən/ (rhymes with "how"). Because of this, a dictionary that shares the pronunciation of words but does not record their meaning is incomplete and can be misleading.

The Cofactor Ora dictionary is based on Cofactor ID—an identity provider that keeps track of entities by their unique identifiers and not their names and therefore never confuses entities with the same name. This allows Ora to record names of each city, street, or person that have "Houston" in them and capture any subtle yet crucial differences in how they are pronounced.

Ora does not stop there. In fact, when you create your Cofactor account, we generate a unique Cofactor ID and associated Ora page just for you. Using your Ora page, you can record and share your preferred name pronunciation even if others with names that are spelled similarly to yours pronounce their names differently.

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