290. Word Pattern

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Given a pattern and a string str, find if str follows the same pattern.

Here follow means a full match, such that there is a bijection between a letter in pattern and a non-empty word in str.

Examples:

  1. pattern = "abba", str = "dog cat cat dog" should return true.
  2. pattern = "abba", str = "dog cat cat fish" should return false.
  3. pattern = "aaaa", str = "dog cat cat dog" should return false.
  4. pattern = "abba", str = "dog dog dog dog" should return false.

Notes:
You may assume pattern contains only lowercase letters, and str contains lowercase letters separated by a single space.

Credits:
Special thanks to @minglotus6 for adding this problem and creating all test cases.


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