1997 Woburn Computer Programming Challenge
1. Searching Quickly
Searching and sorting are part of the theory and practice of computer science.
For example, binary search provides a good example of an easy-to-understand
algorithm with sub-linear complexity. Quicksort is an efficient O(n log
n) [average case] comparison sort.
KWIC-indexing is an indexing method that permits efficient "human search" of, for example, a list of titles.
Given a list of titles and a list of "words to ignore," you are to write a program that generates a KWIC (Key Word In Context) index of the titles. In a KWIC-indes, a title is listed once for each keyword that occurs in the title. The KWIC-index is alphabetized by keyword. Any word that is not one of the "words to ignore" is a potential keyword. For exmaple, if the words to ignore are "the", "of", "and", "as", and "a" and the list of titles is
descent of man
the ascent of man
the old man and the sea
a portrait of the artist as a young man
A KWIC-index of these titles might be given by
|a portrait of the||ARTIST||as a young man|
|the ascent of||MAN|
|the old||MAN||and the sea|
|a portrait of the artist as a young||MAN|
|the||OLD||man and the sea|
|a||PORTRAIT||of the artist as a young man|
|the old man and the||SEA|
|a portrait of the artist as a||YOUNG||man|
The first few lines of the input are a series of "words to ignore."
Each is on a line by itself and is no more than 20 characters in length.
The list of words to ignore is terminated by the string :: on a line by itself.
The next lines are the titles to be incorporated into the KWIC-index. Each contains no more than 15 words, allin lower case, separated by single spaces. No word is longer than 20 characters, and no title longer than 250 characters.
There will be no more than 50 words to ignore, no more than 100 titles, and no more than 200 keywords in the titles. No characters other than 'a' to 'z' and white spaces will appear in the input.
OutputThe output should be a KWIC-index of the titles, with each title appearing once for each keyword in the title, and with the KWIC-index alphabetized by keyword. If a word appears more than once in a title, each instance is a potential keyword. The keyword should appear in all upper-case letters; all other words should be lower-case letters. Titles in the KWIC-index with the same keyword should appear in the same order as the appeared in the input file. In the case where multiple instances of a word are keywords in the same title, the keywords should be capitalized in left-to-right order. The titles in the KWIC-index should NOT be justified by keyword, and must be listed left-justified.
is the of and as a but :: descent of man the ascent of man the old man and the sea a portrait of the artist as a young man a man is a man but bubblesort is a dog
a portrait of the ARTIST as a young man the ASCENT of man a man is a man but BUBBLESORT is a dog DESCENT of man a man is a man but bubblesort is a DOG descent of MAN the ascent of MAN the old MAN and the sea a portrait of the artist as a young MAN a MAN is a man but bubblesort is a dog a man is a MAN but bubblesort is a dog the OLD man and the sea a PORTRAIT of the artist as a young man the old man and the SEA a portrait of the artist as a YOUNG man
Point Value: 10
Time Limit: 2.00s
Memory Limit: 16M
Added: Sep 28, 2008
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