There are also Text::PhraseDistance that is suited for phrases but that can benefit from a custom distance. The 0.01 version has also a dinamic technique (slow), instead the 0.02 solves the issue for the marriage problem.
It would be hard to beat Abigail-IIs implementation of comp for performance, and I don't need the full power of Levenshtien for this, but I''l be sure to grab the XS version next time I need it.
Thanks for the pointers.
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