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PHP Word Search in Array: Search a word in a 2 dimension array of characters

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word-search 1.0.0GNU General Publi...5HTML, PHP 5, Searching, Text processing
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This class can search a word in a 2 dimension array of characters.

It can take a string with different rows of characters separated by | and splits it to extract the list of characters in the 2 dimension grid.

The class can search for a given word that may appear in the grid horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

In the end it can also display the grid of characters in an HTML table.

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Crossword is a well known puzzle game that consists in finding words from a list that appear in a grid laid out either horizontally or vertically.

This class can search a word in a 2 dimension array of characters, thus helping to find words in a crossword puzzle automatically.

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word-search

Search a word in a 2d array of characters using PHP

A word can me matched in 8 directions, The 8 directions are horizontally left, horizontally right, vertically up and 4 diagonal directions.

below example, in this string word FEED can be found in diffrent places

"KEEDKFORFEEDS|GEEESQUIZFEED|EEEQAPRACTICE|FEEGEEJACTICE|GEEQAPRACTICE|FEEDAPRACTICE|KEEKKFORFEEDS"

This class is help to find all occurances of word by converting string into 2d array.

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