Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Codeforces Round 267 Div. 2 Problem D - Fedor and Essay

Problem Statement:
467D - Fedor and Essay

A pretty fun problem to solve! One thing to notice is that the replacement rule is not bidirectional, i.e. if \(x_i\) and \(y_i\) are synonyms, it only says we can replace \(x_i\) with \(y_i\), but not the other way around. So in other words, we have a directed edge from \(x_i\) to \(y_i\). Each word acts as a vertex, and hence for each vertex u, we would like to know, amongst all vertices v that is reachable from u, what is the minimum number of \(R\) and minimum length of such synonym.

First thing that we can do is to build the graph of synonyms. We map each word (already lower-cased or upper-cased, whichever you like) to a unique index.

If there are no backedges, i.e. the graph has no strongly connected components (SCCs), our job is simple: for each word on the essay, we run a DFS to find what synonym gives the lowest number of Rs and length. However, the fact here is that there will be SCCs, hence we need to use an SCC finding algorithms to identify those SCCs, and "color" them (this idea is sometimes called flood fill). Then for each SCC, we find what is the lowest number of Rs and word length. The algorithm that I used is called Tarjan's SCC algorithm, which basically works as follows:
(A short and brief detour on Tarjan's SCC)

    stack S
    integer counter.
    Node u, v.
    u.index = counter
    u.lowlink = counter
    for v adjacent to u:
        if v has been visited:
            # then v is already in S, meaning a backedge
            # update u.lowlink
            u.lowlink = min(u.lowlink, v.index)
            # we have not visited v
            u.lowlink = min(u.lowlink, v.lowlink)
    if u.lowlink == v.lowlink:
        # then u is the root of current SCC
        # S contains all nodes in the current SCC!
        while S is not empty:
            # do things on this SCC

The remaining and the hardest part is actually to come up with a correct implementation:

#include <iostream>
#include <cstdio>
#include <vector>
#include <algorithm>
#include <cstring>
#include <cassert>
#include <map>
#include <string>
using namespace std;

int N, M;
map<string,int> idx;
vector<vector<int> > adj;
string s, t;
vector<pair<long long,long long> > val;
vector<int> text;
int vis[200003];
long long dp[200003][2];
int col[200003];
int low[200003];
int mark, counter;
vector<int> S;

void tarjanscc(int u){
    vis[u] = counter;
    low[u] = counter++;
    for(int i=0;i<adj[u].size();++i){
        int v = adj[u][i];
            if(col[v] == 0){
                // in the current stack S, a backedge! get its index
                low[u] = min(low[u], vis[v]);
            } // otherwise, already belongs to another scc
        } else {
            // not yet visited
            // update lowlink.
            low[u] = min(low[u], low[v]);
        // in either case:
        // update val[u] whichever is lower
        if(dp[col[v]][0] == val[u].first){
            val[u].second = min(val[u].second, dp[col[v]][1]);
        } else if(dp[col[v]][0] < val[u].first){
            val[u].first = dp[col[v]][0];
            val[u].second = dp[col[v]][1];
    if(vis[u] == low[u]){
        // root of current SCC.
        //  update dp!
            int v = S.back();
            col[v] = mark;
            if(dp[mark][0] == val[v].first){
                dp[mark][1] = min(dp[mark][1], val[v].second);
            } else if(dp[mark][0] > val[v].first){
                dp[mark][0] = val[v].first;
                dp[mark][1] = val[v].second;
            if(v == u) break;
    } // else just return

int main(){
    int n = 0;
    scanf("%d", &N);
    for(int i=0;i<N;++i){
        cin >> s;
        int cnt = 0;
        for(int i=0;i<s.size();++i){
            s[i] = tolower(s[i]);
            if(s[i] == 'r') ++cnt;
        if(idx.find(s) == idx.end()){
            idx[s] = n++;
            val.push_back(make_pair(cnt, s.size()));
    scanf("%d", &M);
    adj = vector<vector<int> >(200003);
    for(int i=0;i<M;++i){
        cin >> s; cin >> t;
        int cnt = 0;
        for(int i=0;i<s.size();++i){
            s[i] = tolower(s[i]);
            if(s[i] == 'r') ++cnt;
        if(idx.find(s) == idx.end()){
            idx[s] = n++;
            val.push_back(make_pair(cnt, s.size()));
        cnt = 0;
        for(int i=0;i<t.size();++i){
            t[i] = tolower(t[i]);
            if(t[i] == 'r') ++cnt;
        if(idx.find(t) == idx.end()){
            idx[t] = n++;
            val.push_back(make_pair(cnt, t.size()));
        int u = idx[s];
        int v = idx[t];
    for(int i=0;i<=200000;++i)
        for(int j=0;j<2;++j)
            dp[i][j] = 123456789LL;
    long long len = 0, ans = 0;
    mark = 1;
    counter = 1;
    for(int i=0;i<text.size();++i){
        int u = text[i];
        ans += dp[col[u]][0];
        len += dp[col[u]][1];
    cout << ans << " " << len << endl;
    return 0;