Decoding Text-Speak

July 2, 2013

Sm ppl cmprs txt msgs by rtnng only ths vwls tht bgn a wrd and by rplcng dbld ltrs wth sngl ltrs.

With a proper dictionary, it is possible to expand all the possibilities for a word. For instance, the “Sm” that starts the sentence above is properly translated “Some” but these other words are possible: same, sam, sum, seem, seam, sumo, and others.

Your task is to write a program that, given a sentence in text-speak, returns a list of all possibilities for each word. When you are finished, you are welcome to read or run a suggested solution, or to post your own solution or discuss the exercise in the comments below.

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