NAME

Text::MultiPhone - Package to retrieve the phonetics of a word

SYNOPSIS

  use Text::MultiPhone::de;

  my $dePhone = new Text::MulitPhone::de();

  my @results = $dePhone->mulitphone("Alphabet");

DESCRIPTION

This is yet another solution to the problem of phonetic similarities. In contrast to Soundex or Metaphone, vowels matter, and it is thus more useful for other (germanic?) languages.

In languages, there are often cases where an automated phonetic analyzer cannot detect the correct pronounciation. I.e. can the german v be pronounced as english v (as in Verb) or as english f (as in verstehen), without obvious reason. In those cases, this analyzer returns both solutions.

This package has been written originally to support the german-norwegian dictionary www.heiznelnisse.info. It has been used in a combination with the stem module Lingua::Stem::Snowball.

EXPORT

None.

SEE ALSO

Soundex, Text::Metaphone, Text::DoublePhone, Lingua::Stem::Snowball

AUTHOR

Heiko Klein, <hklein@suse.de>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2005 by Heiko Klein

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.1 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.