Index Pairs of a String in Python

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Suppose we have a text string and words (a list of strings), we have to find all index pairs [i, j] such that the substring text[i]...text[j] is in the list of words. So if the string is like “ababa” and words array is like [“aba”, “ab”], then the output will be [[0,1], [0,2], [2,3], [2,4]]. One thing we can notice, that the matches can overlap, the “aba” is matched in [0,2] and [2,4].

To solve this, we will follow these steps −

  • res := an empty list
  • for i in range 0 to a length of string
    • for j in range i + 1 to length of string + 1
      • if substring of string from index i to j in words −
        • add (i, j – 1) into the result array
  • return result


Let us see the following implementation to get a better understanding −

 Live Demo

class Solution(object):
   def indexPairs(self, text, words):
      result = []
      for i in range(len(text)):
         for j in range(i+1,len(text)+1):
            if text[i:j] in words:
      return result
ob1 = Solution()




Updated on 28-Apr-2020 08:27:27