Program to check a string can be broken into given list of words or not in python

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Suppose we have a word list and another string s with no spaces. We have to check whether the string can be broken down using the list of words or not.

So, if the input is like words = ["love", "python", "we", "programming", "language"] s = "welovepythonprogramming", then the output will be True

To solve this, we will follow these steps −

  • words := a new set of all unique words
  • Define a function rec() . This will take i
  • if i is same as size of s , then
    • return True
  • acc := blank string
  • for j in range i to size of s, do
    • acc := acc concatenate s[j]
    • if acc is in words, then
      • if rec(j + 1) is True, then
        • return True
  • return False
  • From the main method call rec(0) and return result

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding −


Live Demo

class Solution:
   def solve(self, words, s):
      words = set(words)

      def rec(i=0):
         if i == len(s):
            return True
         acc = ""
         for j in range(i, len(s)):
            acc += s[j]
            if acc in words:
               if rec(j + 1):
                  return True
         return False

      return rec()
ob = Solution()
words = ["love", "python", "we", "programming", "language"]
s = "welovepythonprogramming"
print(ob.solve(words, s))


["love", "python", "we", "programming", "language"], "welovepythonprogramming"


Published on 02-Dec-2020 05:46:01