Longest Palindromic Substring
|Sameer Khoja||Jan 22|
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Question: Given a string, find the longest palindromic substring within the string.
Approach 1: Brute Force
We could simply examine every substring and check if it is palindromic. This would have a time complexity of
O(n^3), which is not a great start but technically a solution that works.
Approach 2: Dynamic Programming
Let s be the input string, i and j are two indexes of the string.
We can define a 2-dimensional array, “table”, in which table[ i ][ j ]
Our table will take on the following starting and changing conditions.
table[i][i] == 1;
table[i][i + 1] == 1, then
s.charAt(i) == s.charAt(i + 1)
table[i+1][j-1] == 1 && s.charAt(i) == s.charAt(j),then
table[i][j] == 1
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