Is is absolutely essential that you parse MSWord documents?
How about MS Excel? Spreadsheet::ParseExcel
provides some essential capabilities.
You might be able to mudge the Word documents into Excel by doing a 'Save As' from
Word to Excel... However I'm not certain as to the scope of your project if such a
thing would be possible.
A quick trollop through CPAN yielded no hits for 'Word' or 'MSWord' so you might consider a life
of fame and fortune and be the first lucky hacker
to write such a Parsing Module!! :) :)