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Thread: Word count, coutns "." as a word

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    Default Word count, coutns "." as a word

    hey guys , Im also working on this word coiunt program and it seems to read "." as a word. Im not entirely sure how to stop this from happening without a use of another array. IF anyway has any advice itd be much appricated. thanks guys!
    import java.util.*;
     
    public class wordCount
    {
            public static void main(String[] args)
            {
                    final int LINES = 6;
                    String [] chars = new String[50];
                    Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);
                    String paragraph = " ";
                    System.out.println("Please input " + LINES + " lines of text.");
                    for (int i = 0; i < LINES; i +=1)
                    {
     
                            paragraph = paragraph + " " + in.nextLine();
                    }
                    System.out.println("The string input was: " + paragraph);
                    System.out.println("The number of characters in this string is: " + (paragraph.length()-7));
     
                    String word = "";
                    int wordCount = 0;
                    for (int i = 0; i < paragraph.length()-1;i += 1)
                    {
     
                            if (paragraph.charAt(i) != ' ')
                            {
                                word = "";
                            if((paragraph.charAt(i+1) == ' ')||(paragraph.charAt(i) == '.')||(paragraph.charAt(i) == ','))
                            {
                                System.out.print(word);
                                wordCount ++;
                                word = "";
     
                            }
     
                            }
                    }
                    for (int i=0; i<wordCount;i++)
                    {
                        if(chars[i]==(chars[i+1]))
                        {
                            wordCount=wordCount-1;
                            i++;
                        }
                    }
                    wordCount ++;
                    System.out.println("The number of words: " + wordCount);
     
            }      
    }
    Last edited by jps; July 20th, 2013 at 10:53 PM. Reason: added code tags


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    Default Re: Word count, coutns "." as a word

    I don't think you've stated the problem correctly. Here's my sample run:
    Please input 6 lines of text.
    This is the first line.
    This is the second line.
    this is the third line.
    this is the fourth line.
    this is the fifth line.
    this is the sixth line.
    The string input was:   This is the first line. This is the second line. this is the third line. this is the fourth line. this is the fifth line. this is the sixth line.
    The number of characters in this string is: 140
    The number of words: 20
    What do you need help with?

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    Default Re: Word count, coutns "." as a word

    if the user inputs just a "." where :the firstline" , "second line" , "third line" etc is , the program reads the "." as a word and its not soppose to read punctionation as a word

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