We can use a program to replace a word with asterisks in a sentence to censor swear words, etc from a sentence. For example,
If we have a sentence,
"Go feed all the ducks in the lake"
And a word that we want to replace with asterisks, let's say ducks. Then our final sentence will look like −
"Go feed all the ***** in the lake"
We can directly use the replace function from python to achieve this functionality. For example,
def replaceWithAsterisk(sent, word): # Use the replace function to find and replace the word with # same number of asterisks as the length of the word. return sent.replace(word, "*" * len(word)) sent = "Go feed all the ducks in the lake" censored_sent = replaceWithAsterisk(sent, "ducks") print(censored_sent)
This will give the output −
Go feed all the ***** in the lake