The Perl client is still in development. For now, you can do a raw POST inside your Perl code to call any algorithm:
Calling an algorithm in Perl
While most algorithms accept JSON Objects, you can also use Content-Type: text/plain for ones which require bare string input, or Content-Type: application/octet-stream for those that require a binary (such as an image file). Adjust the line beginning with my $post_data as needed.