Given two identical-sized string array A, B and a string S. All substrings A appearing in S are replaced by B.(Notice: From left to right, it must be replaced if it can be replaced. If there are multiple alternatives, replace longer priorities. After the replacement of the characters can’t be replaced again.)
- The size of each string array does not exceed 100, the total string length does not exceed 50000.
- The lengths of A [i] and B [i] are equal.
- The length of S does not exceed 50000.
- All characters are lowercase letters.
- We guarantee that the A array does not have the same string
Given A = [“ab”,”aba”], B = [“cc”,”ccc”], S = “ababa”, return “cccba”.
In accordance with the rules, the substring that can be replaced is "ab" or "aba". Since "aba" is longer, we replace "aba" with "ccc".
Given A = [“ab”,”aba”], B = [“cc”,”ccc”] ,S = “aaaaa” ,return “aaaaa”.
S does not contain strings in A, so no replacement is done.
Given A = [“cd”,”dab”,”ab”], B = [“cc”,”aaa”,”dd”], S = “cdab”, return “ccdd”.
From left to right, you can find the "cd" can be replaced at first, so after the replacement becomes "ccab", then you can find "ab" can be replaced, so the string after the replacement is "ccdd".
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## Blog link: https://code.dennyzhang.com/string-replace class TrieNode: def __init__(self): import collections self.value = None self.children = collections.defaultdict(TrieNode) class Solution: """ @param a: The A array @param b: The B array @param s: The S string @return: The answer """ def stringReplace(self, a, b, s): ## Basic Ideas: Trie tree ## Complexity: Time O(kn), Space O(m) ## n = len(s), m = total string length of a root = TrieNode() # add node to TrieTree for i in range(len(a)): string = a[i] if string not in s: continue p = root for ch in string: p = p.children[ch] p.value = b[i] # search TrieTree res = "" i = 0 while i<len(s): p = root index, string = i, None for j in range(i, len(s)): ch = s[j] if ch not in p.children: break p = p.children[ch] # track possible result if p.value: index, string = j, p.value if string is not None: res += string i = index + 1 else: res += s[i] i += 1 # get the result return res