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Text::Levenshtein is an implementation of the Levenshtein edit distance in Perl.
If you're not familiar with this algorithm, a good place to start is
the wikipedia page:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levenshtein_distance

The SEE ALSO section in the documentation for this module lists
other modules on CPAN that calculate edit distances for two strings.


PREREQUISITES

This suite requires Perl 5.6 or later, and only uses core modules.


INSTALLATION

You install Text::Levenshtein by running these commands in the *nix environment:

   perl Makefile.PL
   make
   make test (optional)
   make install

To install Text::Levenshtein in the Win32 environment, use nmake instead of make.
nmake is available for free (in a self extracting executable):
<http://download.microsoft.com/download/vc15/Patch/1.52/W95/EN-US/Nmake15.exe>
After download and inflate, put nmake.exe and nmake.err in c:\windows\command .


DOCUMENTATION

POD format documentation is included in Levenshtein.pm.  
You can read the documentation online:

    https://metacpan.org/pod/Text::Levenshtein

Or read it on your terminal, using the perldoc command:

  perldoc Text::Levenshtein



AVAILABILITY

The latest version of Text::Levenshtein is available from CPAN

    http://search.cpan.org/
    https://metacpan.org/pod/Text::Levenshtein


COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2002 Dree Mistrut <dree@friul.it>
Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Josh Goldberg.
Copyright (C) 2014- Neil Bowers.

This package is free software and is provided "as is" without express
or implied warranty.  You can redistribute it and/or modify it under 
the same terms as Perl itself.

This module is now maintained by Neil Bowers <neilb@cpan.org>