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NAME ^

Text::Normalize::NACO - Normalize text based on the NACO rules

SYNOPSIS ^

    # exported method
    use Text::Normalize::NACO qw( naco_normalize );
    
    $normalized = naco_normalize( $original );
    
    # as an object
    $naco       = Text::Normalize::NACO->new;
    $normalized = $naco->normalize( $original );

    # normalize to lowercase
    $naco->case( 'lower' );
    $normalized = $naco->normalize( $original );

DESCRIPTION ^

In general, normalization is defined as:

    To make (a text or language) regular and consistent, especially with respect to spelling or style.

It is commonly used for comparative purposes. These particular normalization rules have been set out by the Name Authority Cooperative. The rules are described in detail at: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/naco/normrule.html

INSTALLATION ^

    perl Makefile.PL
    make
    make test
    make install

METHODS ^

new( %options )

Creates a new Text::Normalize::NACO object. You explicitly request strings to be normalized in upper or lower-case by setting the "case" option (defaults to "upper").

    my $naco = Text::Normalize::NACO->new( case => 'lower' );

case( $case )

Accessor/Mutator for the case in which the string should be returned.

    # lower-case
    $naco->case( 'lower' );

    # upper-case
    $naco->case( 'upper' );

naco_normalize( $text, { %options } )

Exported version of normalize. You can specify any extra options by passing a hashref after the string to be normalized.

    my $normalized = naco_normalize( $original, { case => 'lower' } );

normalize( $text )

Normalizes $text and returns the new string.

    my $normalized = $naco->normalize( $original );

SEE ALSO ^

AUTHOR ^

Brian Cassidy <bricas@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

Copyright 2004-2009 by Brian Cassidy

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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