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StringIntersectingQ

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Test if two strings have any common characters

Contributed by: Arnoud Buzing

ResourceFunction["StringIntersectingQ"][s1,s2]

yields True if s1 and s2 share any common characters and False otherwise.

Examples

Basic Examples

Check whether two strings have any intersecting characters:

In[1]:=
ResourceFunction["StringIntersectingQ"]["Hello", "World"]
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In[2]:=
ResourceFunction["StringIntersectingQ"]["Hello", "Miami!"]
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Scope

All characters are supported:

In[3]:=
{str1, str2} = TextCases[ResourceData["The Odyssey - Greek"], "Sentence"][[1 ;; 2]]
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In[4]:=
ResourceFunction["StringIntersectingQ"][str1, str2]
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Applications

See if some English words intersect their Spanish translations:

In[5]:=
AssociationMap[
 ResourceFunction["StringIntersectingQ"][#, First[WordTranslation[#, "Spanish"]]] &,
 {"mother", "infant", "truck", "piano", "happy"}]
Out[5]=

Requirements

Wolfram Language 11.3 (March 2018) or above

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