# Python – Bigrams Frequency in String

Sometimes while working with Python Data, we can have problem in which we need to extract bigrams from string. This has application in NLP domains. But sometimes, we need to compute the frequency of unique bigram for data collection. The solution to this problem can be useful. Lets discuss certain ways in which this task can be performed.

Method #1 : Using `Counter()` + generator expression
The combination of above functions can be used to solve this problem. In this, we compute the frequency using Counter() and bigram computation using generator expression and string slicing.

 `# Python3 code to demonstrate working of  ` `# Bigrams Frequency in String ` `# Using Counter() + generator expression ` `from` `collections ``import` `Counter ` `     `  `# initializing string ` `test_str ``=` `'geeksforgeeks'` ` `  `# printing original string ` `print``(``"The original string is : "` `+` `str``(test_str)) ` ` `  `# Bigrams Frequency in String ` `# Using Counter() + generator expression ` `res ``=` `Counter(test_str[idx : idx ``+` `2``] ``for` `idx ``in` `range``(``len``(test_str) ``-` `1``)) ` ` `  `# printing result  ` `print``(``"The Bigrams Frequency is : "` `+` `str``(``dict``(res)))  `

Output :

The original string is : geeksforgeeks
The Bigrams Frequency is : {‘ee’: 2, ‘ks’: 2, ‘ek’: 2, ‘sf’: 1, ‘fo’: 1, ‘ge’: 2, ‘rg’: 1, ‘or’: 1}

Method #2 : Using `Counter() + zip() + map() + join`
The combination of above functions can also be used to solve this problem. In this, we perform the task of constructing bigrams using zip() + map() + join.

 `# Python3 code to demonstrate working of  ` `# Bigrams Frequency in String ` `# Using Counter() + zip() + map() + join ` `from` `collections ``import` `Counter ` `     `  `# initializing string ` `test_str ``=` `'geeksforgeeks'` ` `  `# printing original string ` `print``(``"The original string is : "` `+` `str``(test_str)) ` ` `  `# Bigrams Frequency in String ` `# Using Counter() + zip() + map() + join ` `res ``=` `Counter(``map``(''.join, ``zip``(test_str, test_str[``1``:]))) ` ` `  `# printing result  ` `print``(``"The Bigrams Frequency is : "` `+` `str``(``dict``(res)))  `

Output :

The original string is : geeksforgeeks
The Bigrams Frequency is : {‘ee’: 2, ‘ks’: 2, ‘ek’: 2, ‘sf’: 1, ‘fo’: 1, ‘ge’: 2, ‘rg’: 1, ‘or’: 1}

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