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Bottom-up traversal of a Trie
• Difficulty Level : Expert
• Last Updated : 04 Dec, 2020

Trie is an efficient information retrieval data structure. Using Trie, search complexities can be brought to an optimal limit (key length).
Given a trie. The task is to print the characters in a bottom-up manner
Bottum-up traversal

First print string of left most subtree(from bottom to top) then print string of second left subtree(from bottom to top) then print for third left subtree and so on.

It is similar to post-order traversal of a tree
Example:

```
Input :
root
/    \
a     t
|     |
n     h
| \   |
s  y  e
|     |  \
w     i   r
|     |   |
e     r   e
|
r
Output : r, e, w, s, y, n, a, r, i, e, r, e, h, t

Input :
root
/     \
c       t
|       |
a       h
| \     |
l  t    e
|       |  \
l       i   r
| \     |   |
e  i    r   e
|  |
r  n
|
g

Output : r, e, g, n, i, l, l, t, a, c, r, i, e, r, e, h, t```

Explanation :
In the first example, the root has two parts. First part contains strings: “answer” and “any”.
the second part with strings “their” and “there”.

• Now first we got to left subtree containing strings “answer” and “any” which separates by character ‘n’. Now ‘n’ separates two-part of characters ‘s’, ‘w’, ‘e’, ‘r’ and ‘y’. so print ‘s’, ‘w’, ‘e’, ‘r’ in reverse order then print ‘y’ and go up and print ‘n'(which separates string) then go up and print ‘a’. Now first left subtree has printed in bottom up manner ‘r’, ‘e’, ‘w’, ‘s’, ‘y’, ‘n’, ‘a’.
• Do the same thing for another subtree of the root which contains strings “their” and “there” which is separated by character ‘e’.

Approach :
The idea to do this is to start traversing from the root node of the trie, whenever we find a NON-NULL child node, we recursively move ahead when we get “NULL” we return simply and print the value of current node and same goes un till we find the node which is a leaf node, which actually marks the end of the string.
Below is the implementation of the above approach :

## CPP

 `// CPP program to traverse in bottom up manner``#include ``using` `namespace` `std;``#define CHILDREN 26``#define MAX 100`  `// Trie node``struct` `trie {``    ``trie* child[CHILDREN];``    ``// endOfWord is true if the node represents``    ``// end of a word``    ``bool` `endOfWord;``};` `// Function will return the new node(initialized to NULLs)``trie* createNode()``{``    ``trie* temp = ``new` `trie();``    ``temp->endOfWord = ``false``;``    ``for` `(``int` `i = 0; i < CHILDREN; i++) {``        ``// Initialise all child to the null, initially``        ``temp->child[i] = NULL;``    ``}``    ` `    ``// Return newly created node``    ``return` `temp;``}``// Function will insert the string in a trie recursively``void` `insertRecursively(trie* itr, string str, ``int` `i)``{``    ``if` `(i < str.length()) {``        ``int` `index = str[i] - ``'a'``;``        ``if` `(itr->child[index] == NULL) {``            ``// Assining a newly created node``            ``itr->child[index] = createNode();``        ``}``        ``// Recursive call for insertion``        ``// of a string in a trie``        ``insertRecursively(itr->child[index], str, i + 1);``    ``}``    ``else` `{``        ``// Make the endOfWord true which represents``        ``// the end of string``        ``itr->endOfWord = ``true``;``    ``}``}``// Function call to insert a string``void` `insert(trie* itr, string str)``{``    ``// Function call with necessary arguments``    ``insertRecursively(itr, str, 0);``}``// Function to print traverse``// the tree in bottum to top manner``void` `printPattern(trie* itr)``{``    ``// Base condition``    ``if` `(itr == NULL)``        ``return``;` `    ``// Loop for printing t a value of character``    ``for` `(``int` `i = 0; i < CHILDREN; i++) {``        ` `        ``// Recursive call for print pattern``        ``printPattern(itr->child[i]);``        ``if` `(itr->child[i] != NULL) {``            ``char` `ch = (i + 97);``            ``cout << ch << ``", "``; ``// Print character``        ``}``    ``}``}` `// Driver code``int` `main()``{``    ``trie* root = createNode();``    ` `    ``// Function to insert a string``    ``insert(root, ``"thier"``);``    ``insert(root, ``"there"``);``    ``insert(root, ``"answer"``);``    ``insert(root, ``"any"``);``    ` `    ` `    ``// Function call for printing a pattern``    ``printPattern(root);` `    ``return` `0;``}`

## Python3

 `# Python3 program to traverse in bottom up manner``CHILDREN ``=` `26``MAX` `=` `100` `# Trie node``class` `trie:` `    ``def` `__init__(``self``):``        ``self``.child ``=` `[``None` `for` `i ``in` `range``(CHILDREN)]``        ` `        ``# endOfWord is true if the node represents``        ``# end of a word``        ``self``.endOfWord ``=` `False` `# Function will return the new node(initialized to NULLs)``def` `createNode():` `    ``temp ``=` `trie()``    ``return` `temp` `# Function will insert the string in a trie recursively``def` `insertRecursively(itr, ``str``, i):` `    ``if` `(i < ``len``(``str``)):``        ``index ``=` `ord``(``str``[i]) ``-` `ord``(``'a'``)``        ` `        ``if` `(itr.child[index] ``=``=` `None``):``          ` `            ``# Assining a newly created node``            ``itr.child[index] ``=` `createNode()``        ` `        ``# Recursive call for insertion``        ``# of a string in a trie``        ``insertRecursively(itr.child[index], ``str``, i ``+` `1``)``    ` `    ``else``:``        ``# Make the endOfWord true which represents``        ``# the end of string``        ``itr.endOfWord ``=` `True``    ` `# Function call to insert a string``def` `insert(itr, ``str``):` `    ``# Function call with necessary arguments``    ``insertRecursively(itr, ``str``, ``0``)` `# Function to print traverse``# the tree in bottum to top manner``def` `printPattern(itr):` `    ``# Base condition``    ``if``(itr ``=``=` `None``):``        ``return` `    ``# Loop for printing t a value of character``    ``for` `i ``in` `range``(CHILDREN):` `        ``# Recursive call for print pattern``        ``printPattern(itr.child[i])``        ``if` `(itr.child[i] !``=` `None``):``            ``ch ``=` `chr``(i ``+` `97``)``            ` `            ``# Print character``            ``print``(ch,end``=``', '``)``            ` `# Driver code``if` `__name__``=``=``'__main__'``:` `    ``root ``=` `createNode()` `    ``# Function to insert a string``    ``insert(root, ``"thier"``)``    ``insert(root, ``"there"``)``    ``insert(root, ``"answer"``)``    ``insert(root, ``"any"``)` `    ``# Function call for printing a pattern``    ``printPattern(root)` `    ``# This code is countributed by rutvik_56`

Output:

` r, e, w, s, y, n, a, e, r, e, r, e, i, h, t,`

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