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Java Program for Naive algorithm for Pattern Searching

  • Last Updated : 11 Dec, 2018

Given a text txt[0..n-1] and a pattern pat[0..m-1], write a function search(char pat[], char txt[]) that prints all occurrences of pat[] in txt[]. You may assume that n > m.

Examples:

Input:  txt[] = "THIS IS A TEST TEXT"
        pat[] = "TEST"
Output: Pattern found at index 10

Input:  txt[] =  "AABAACAADAABAABA"
        pat[] =  "AABA"
Output: Pattern found at index 0
        Pattern found at index 9
        Pattern found at index 12
pattern-searching

Pattern searching is an important problem in computer science. When we do search for a string in notepad/word file or browser or database, pattern searching algorithms are used to show the search results.

Recommended: Please solve it on “PRACTICE ” first, before moving on to the solution.

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// Java program for Naive Pattern Searching
public class NaiveSearch {
  
    public static void search(String txt, String pat)
    {
        int M = pat.length();
        int N = txt.length();
  
        /* A loop to slide pat one by one */
        for (int i = 0; i <= N - M; i++) {
  
            int j;
  
            /* For current index i, check for pattern 
              match */
            for (j = 0; j < M; j++)
                if (txt.charAt(i + j) != pat.charAt(j))
                    break;
  
            if (j == M) // if pat[0...M-1] = txt[i, i+1, ...i+M-1]
                System.out.println("Pattern found at index " + i);
        }
    }
  
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        String txt = "AABAACAADAABAAABAA";
        String pat = "AABA";
        search(txt, pat);
    }
}
// This code is contributed by Harikishore
Output:
Pattern found at index 0
Pattern found at index 9
Pattern found at index 13

Please refer complete article on Naive algorithm for Pattern Searching for more details!


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