#                              -*- Mode: Perl -*- 
# German.pod -- 
# Author          : Ulrich Pfeifer
# Created On      : Tue Jul  2 11:24:15 1996
# Last Modified By: Ulrich Pfeifer
# Last Modified On: Sun Apr  3 11:52:51 2005
# Language        : CPerl
# Update Count    : 10
# Status          : Unknown, Use with caution!

=head1 NAME

Text::German - German grundform reduction

=head1 SYNOPSYS

C<use Text::German;>

C<$stem = Text::German::reduce($word)>

=head1 DESCRIPTION

This is a rather incomplete implementaion of work done by Gudrun
Putze-Meier. I have to confess that I never read her original
paper. So all credit belongs to her, all bugs are mine. I tried to get
some insight from an implementation of two students of mine. They
remain anonymous because their work was the wost piece of code I ever
saw. My code behaves mostly as their implementation did except it is
about 75 times faster.

=head1 AUTHOR

Ulrich Pfeifer F<E<lt>pfeifer@wait.deE<gt>>

=head1 COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 1996 Ulrich Pfeifer. All rights reserved. This program
is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
same terms as Perl itself.

=head1 CHANGES

0.5: Fixed copyright statement