Formatted question description: https://leetcode.ca/all/616.html

# 616. Add Bold Tag in String (Medium)

Given a string s and a list of strings dict, you need to add a closed pair of bold tag <b> and </b> to wrap the substrings in s that exist in dict. If two such substrings overlap, you need to wrap them together by only one pair of closed bold tag. Also, if two substrings wrapped by bold tags are consecutive, you need to combine them.

Example 1:

Input:
s = "abcxyz123"
dict = ["abc","123"]
Output:
"<b>abc</b>xyz<b>123</b>"


Example 2:

Input:
s = "aaabbcc"
dict = ["aaa","aab","bc"]
Output:
"<b>aaabbc</b>c"


Note:

1. The given dict won’t contain duplicates, and its length won’t exceed 100.
2. All the strings in input have length in range [1, 1000].

## Solution 1.

The first naive solution came to my mind is using a mask to denote which part of the string needs get bolded. So I created a vector<int> mask of length s.size(). For each word in dict, find its occurrence in s, mark the corresponding range to 1s in mask. Finally, output the result using that mask.

// OJ: https://leetcode.com/problems/add-bold-tag-in-string

// Time: O(DWK)
//    where D is size of dict, W is average length of words in dict
//    K is average occurrence of words in s.
// Space: O(N)
class Solution {
private:
for (int i = from; i < to; ++i) mask[i] = 1;
}
public:
string addBoldTag(string s, vector<string>& dict) {
for (string word : dict) {
int pos = s.find(word, 0);
while (pos != string::npos) {
pos = s.find(word, pos + 1);
}
}
string ans;
for (int i = 0; i < s.size(); ++i) {
if ((!i || mask[i - 1] == 0) && mask[i] == 1) ans += "<b>";
ans += s[i];
if (mask[i] == 1 && (mask[i + 1] == 0 || i == s.size() - 1)) ans += "</b>";
}
return ans;
}
};


Java

class Solution {
public String addBoldTag(String s, String[] dict) {
int length = s.length();
boolean[] bold = new boolean[length];
for (String str : dict) {
int strLength = str.length();
int beginIndex = 0;
while (beginIndex >= 0) {
beginIndex = s.indexOf(str, beginIndex);
if (beginIndex >= 0) {
for (int i = 0; i < strLength; i++)
bold[beginIndex + i] = true;
beginIndex++;
}
}
}
StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer(s);
if (bold[length - 1])
sb.append("</b>");
for (int i = length - 1; i > 0; i--) {
if (bold[i] && !bold[i - 1])
sb.insert(i, "<b>");
else if (!bold[i] && bold[i - 1])
sb.insert(i, "</b>");
}
if (bold)
sb.insert(0, "<b>");
String boldStr = sb.toString();
return boldStr;
}
}