Program to find length of longest chunked palindrome decomposition in Python

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Suppose we have a text. We have to find the largest possible k such that there exists a[1], a[2], ..., a[k] such that: Each a[i] is a string which is not blank. And their concatenation a[1] + a[2] + ... + a[k] is equal to the given text; For all i in range 1 to k, a[i] = a[{k+1 - i}].

So, if the input is like text = "antaprezatepzapreanta", then the output will be 11 because we can split it like "a|nt|a|pre|za|tpe|za|pre|a|nt|a".

To solve this, we will follow these steps −

  • counter := 0

  • i := 1, j := size of text - 1

  • ic := 0, jc := size of text

  • while i <= j, do

    • if substring of text[from index ic to i-1] is same as substring of text[from index j to jc-1], then

      • counter := counter + 2

      • ic := i

      • jc := j

    • i := i + 1

    • j := j - 1

  • if ic is not same as jc, then

    • counter := counter + 1

  • return counter

Example

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding

def solve(text):
   counter = 0
   i, j = 1, len(text) - 1
   ic, jc = 0, len(text)

   while i <= j:
      if text[ic:i] == text[j:jc]:
         counter += 2
         ic = i
         jc = j
      i += 1
      j -= 1

   if ic != jc:
      counter += 1

   return counter

text = "antaprezatepzapreanta"
print(solve(text))

Input

[3,4,5,2,1,7,3,4,7], 3

Output

11
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Updated on 08-Oct-2021 07:37:58

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