I've been looking for Perl scripts/modules that will help with developing a taxonomy/classification system. Basically I want to be able to ask n questions and then based on the answer select a further m questions to ask etc. etc. until the end of the tree is reached.
The application I have in mind is identification of typefaces - but I don't think that is particularly relevant.
For UK readers with long memories there was a program for the BBC Model B that "understood" animals and would do a reasonable job of "guessing" what animal you were thinking of based on simple questions about number of legs/wings/horns etc. It also could be configured to add new animals - provided that you could give a distinguishing question. At the moment this is the sort of complexity I need.
Searching CPAN (keywords: taxonomy, classification) hasn't yielded anything that looks relevant - for the first time ever in my experience! - is this a wheel that hasn't been invented yet?
Can anybody point me in the right direction?
Update: The answer is probably Clips with a Perl front end to make the question/answer part easy.