In this HackerRank Java Regex 2 - Duplicate Words problem, you need to write a regular expression to remove instances of words that are repeated more than once, but retain the first occurrence of any case insensitive repeated word.

HackerRank Java Regex 2 - Duplicate Words problem solution

HackerRank Java Regex 2 - Duplicate Words problem solution

import java.util.Scanner;
import java.util.regex.Matcher;
import java.util.regex.Pattern;

public class DuplicateWords {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        String regex = "(\\b\\w+\\b)(\\s+\\1\\b)+";
        Pattern p = Pattern.compile(regex, Pattern.CASE_INSENSITIVE);

        Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);
        int numSentences = Integer.parseInt(in.nextLine());
        
        while (numSentences-- > 0) {
            String input = in.nextLine();
            
            Matcher m = p.matcher(input);
            
            // Check for subsequences of input that match the compiled pattern
            while (m.find()) {
                input = input.replaceAll(m.group(), m.group(1));
            }
            
            // Prints the modified sentence.
            System.out.println(input);
        }
        
        in.close();
    }
}