Word Frequency Count in Java 8

By Yashwant Chavan, Views 9662, Last updated on 04-Nov-2016

In this tutorial you will how to find out word frequency count using Java 8 Stream api.

tags java

Refer below steps.

  • Define String variable for which you want to calculate the frequency of word.
  • Split all the words (w -> w.split("\\s+")) and convert it into List<String>.
  • Use Collectors.toMap() method to accumulates elements into a Map whose keys and values are the result of applying the provided mapping functions to the input elements.
  • Define keyMapper function w -> w.toLowerCase() for toMap() method.
  • Define valueMapper function w -> 1 for toMap() method.
  • Define mergeFunction Integer::sum for toMap() method.
  • Print the result in the form of keys and values(Map<String, Integer>)

Word Frequency Count

package com.technicalkeeda.app;

import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Map;
import java.util.stream.Collectors;
import java.util.stream.Stream;

public class Java8WordFrequencyCount {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        String str = "Lorem adipising ipsum dolor sit Lorem amet Consectetur adipising elit Lorem ipsum dolor";

        List <String> list = Stream.of(str).map(w -> w.split("\\s+")).flatMap(Arrays::stream)

        Map <String, Integer > wordCounter = list.stream()
            .collect(Collectors.toMap(w -> w.toLowerCase(), w -> 1, Integer::sum));




{adipising=2, dolor=2, lorem=3, amet=1, ipsum=2, elit=1, consectetur=1, sit=1}


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