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StringOverlaps

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Find substrings that overlap between strings

Contributed by: Stephen Wolfram

ResourceFunction["StringOverlaps"][{string1,string2,}]

gives a list of overlaps that exist between any of the stringi.

ResourceFunction["StringOverlaps"][string]

gives overlaps of string with itself.

Examples

Basic Examples

These two strings cannot overlap:

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ResourceFunction["StringOverlaps"][{"AAA", "BBB"}]
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These two strings can only overlap in one way:

In[2]:=
ResourceFunction["StringOverlaps"][{"AAB", "BCC"}]
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These strings can overlap in either order:

In[3]:=
ResourceFunction["StringOverlaps"][{"BAB", "BCCB"}]
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These strings can overlap in several ways:

In[4]:=
ResourceFunction["StringOverlaps"][{"AABBB", "BBBCC"}]
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This string cannot overlap with itself:

In[5]:=
ResourceFunction["StringOverlaps"]["AABB"]
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This string can overlap with itself in multiple ways:

In[6]:=
ResourceFunction["StringOverlaps"]["AAAAA"]
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Properties and Relations

Constant strings have overlaps that vary in length:

In[7]:=
ResourceFunction["StringOverlaps"]["AAAAA"]
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In[8]:=
ResourceFunction["StringOverlaps"][{"AAAAA", "AAAAA"}]
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