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You have a list of words and a pattern, and you want to know which words in words matches the pattern.

A word matches the pattern if there exists a permutation of letters p so that after replacing every letter x in the pattern with p(x), we get the desired word.

(Recall that a permutation of letters is a bijection from letters to letters: every letter maps to another letter, and no two letters map to the same letter.)

Return a list of the words in words that match the given pattern.

You may return the answer in any order.

Example 1:

Input: words = ["abc","deq","mee","aqq","dkd","ccc"], pattern = "abb"
Output: ["mee","aqq"]
Explanation: "mee" matches the pattern because there is a permutation {a -> m, b -> e, ...}.
"ccc" does not match the pattern because {a -> c, b -> c, ...} is not a permutation,
since a and b map to the same letter.






class Solution {
    public List<String> findAndReplacePattern(String[] words, String pattern) {
        List<String> result = new ArrayList<>();
        int[] extractedPattern = extractPattern(pattern);
        for (String word : words) {
            if (meetPattern(word,extractedPattern)) {
        return result;      
    private int[] extractPattern(String pattern) {
        int[] extracted = new int[pattern.length()];
        Map<Character,Integer> map = new HashMap<>();
        for (int i = 0; i < pattern.length(); i++) {
            char c = pattern.charAt(i);
            if (!map.containsKey(c)) {
            extracted[i] = map.get(c);            
        return extracted;

    private boolean meetPattern(String word, int[] pattern) {
        if (word.length() != pattern.length) {
            return false;
        int [] wordPattern = extractPattern(word);
        for (int i = 0; i < wordPattern.length; i++) {
            if (wordPattern[i] != pattern[i]) {
                return false;
        return true;