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How to remove/replace multiple occurrences of a particular word from a string

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by vigneshchennai74 dot icon Updated: Feb 16, 2023

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Removing multiple similar words from a string means deleting specific words from a string. This can be done using string manipulation techniques in programming languages such as Python. One common approach is to use the re-module. The re-module provides functions that allow you to search for patterns in strings, and to manipulate the strings based on those patterns.

This code uses the re module to extract words from a string, and the difflib module to compare these words and find close matches. The difflib is a module in the Python Standard Library that provides classes and functions for comparing sequences, such as strings, lists, and more. It's commonly used for finding the closest match between two sequences, such as finding the closest match of a word in a list of words. One of the functions in the difflib module is get_close_matches, which takes two arguments: a word and a list of words, and returns a list of the closest matches from the list. The returned list is sorted by similarity, with the closest match first.

The difflib module is useful for a variety of tasks, such as spell-checking, fuzzy text matching, and more. The remove_same function takes a string as an argument and returns a new string where duplicated words have been removed.


Here is an example of how to remove multiple similar words from a string.

Preview of the output that you will get on running this code from your IDE


In this solution we have used re function in Python

  1. Copy the code using the "Copy" button above, and paste it in a Python file in your IDE.
  2. Enter the Text
  3. Run the code to annihilate the words that are almost same in out code.

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  • The solution is created in Python 3.7.15 Version

Using this solution, we can remove the words that are almost the same with the help of function in spaCy. This process also facilities an easy-to-use, hassle-free method to create a hands-on working version of code which would help us remove the sentence in python.


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