Daily Challenge (162 Part Series)
In this challenge, you'll mimic Google's "Did you mean...?" feature. When using Google's search engine, the user will receive spelling corrections and suggestions to aid their search. From a given (or self-made) dictionary, write a function that will accept a string and return the most similar string from the dictionary.
To complete this challenge, you'll have an entered term (lowercase string) and an array of known words (also lowercase strings). Your task is to find out which word from the dictionary is most similar to the input term. Their similarity is defined by the minimum number of letters that must be added, replaced, or removed to get from the entered word to one of the dictionary words. The lower the number of required changes is, the more similar the words are.
Words that are the same are obviously the most similar. A word that needs one letter to be changed is more similar to another word that needs 2 (or more) letters to be changed.
Use the arrays below, combine them, or make your own dictionaries.
Array 1 + Example
['cherry', 'pineapple', 'melon', 'strawberry', 'raspberry']
fruits.findMostSimilar('strawbery'); // must return "strawberry"
fruits.findMostSimilar('berry'); // must return "cherry"
['stars', 'mars', 'wars', 'codec', 'codewars']
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