NAME

String::Nysiis - NYSIIS Phonetic Encoding

SYNOPSIS

  use String::Nysiis qw(nysiis);
  my $enc = nysiis($string);

  print nysiis('Larry'),"\n"; # should print LARY

DESCRIPTION

New York State Identification and Intelligence System (NYSIIS) algorithm for phonetic encoding of names.

EXPORT

None by default.

AUTHOR

This module is based on a NYSIIS implementation by Ben Kennedy <bkennedy@hmsonline.com>. It is currently being maintained by:

 Kyle R. Burton 
 krburton@cpan.org
 kburton@hmsonline.com
 HMS
 625 Ridge Pike
 Building E
 Suite 400
 Conshohocken, PA 19428
 

SEE ALSO

 Atack, J., and F. Bateman. 1992.  
  "Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match" : a general personal 
    computer-based matching program for historical research. 
    Historical Methods 25: 53-65.

perl(1). Text::DoubleMetaphone. Text::Soundex.