# Regular Expression Matching

Given an input string `s` and a pattern `p`, implement regular expression matching with support for `'.'` and `'*'` where:

• `'.'` Matches any single character.​​​​
• `'*'` Matches zero or more of the preceding element.

The matching should cover the entire input string (not partial).

Example 1:

```Input: s = "aa", p = "a"
Output: false
Explanation: "a" does not match the entire string "aa".
```

Example 2:

```Input: s = "aa", p = "a*"
Output: true
Explanation: '*' means zero or more of the preceding element, 'a'. Therefore, by repeating 'a' once, it becomes "aa".
```

Example 3:

```Input: s = "ab", p = ".*"
Output: true
Explanation: ".*" means "zero or more (*) of any character (.)".
```

Constraints:

• `1 <= s.length <= 20`
• `1 <= p.length <= 30`
• `s` contains only lowercase English letters.
• `p` contains only lowercase English letters, `'.'`, and `'*'`.
• It is guaranteed for each appearance of the character `'*'`, there will be a previous valid character to match.

SOLUTION

``````class Solution {
public boolean isMatch(String text, String pattern) {
boolean[][] dp = new boolean[text.length() + 1][pattern.length() + 1];
dp[text.length()][pattern.length()] = true;

for (int i = text.length(); i >= 0; i--){
for (int j = pattern.length() - 1; j >= 0; j--){
boolean first_match = (i < text.length() &&
(pattern.charAt(j) == text.charAt(i) ||
pattern.charAt(j) == '.'));
if (j + 1 < pattern.length() && pattern.charAt(j+1) == '*'){
dp[i][j] = dp[i][j+2] || first_match && dp[i+1][j];
} else {
dp[i][j] = first_match && dp[i+1][j+1];
}
}
}
return dp[0][0];
}
}``````