Remove cells that contain only two or one character

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I have a variable that contain large cell arrays of strings but some of the cells contains strings that are meaningless such asç
xx = {'animal','a','aa','bc','dog','car','computer','screen','zx','tt','c','pen','ss'}
I would like to use regexp but I couldnt find appropriate expression to match two or single character.
Any sugguestion is highly appreciated.
Sami

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Chandrasekhar
Chandrasekhar on 11 Mar 2014
Edited: Chandrasekhar on 11 Mar 2014
len = length(xx)
cnt = 1;
for i = 1:len
str = char(xx(cnt))
if(length(str)==1 || length(str)==2)
xx(cnt) = [];
len = length(xx);
else
cnt= cnt+1;
end
end

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Andrei Bobrov
Andrei Bobrov on 11 Mar 2014
Edited: Andrei Bobrov on 11 Mar 2014
xx = {'animal','a','aa','bc','dog','car','computer','screen','zx','tt','c','pen','ss'}';
out = xx(cellfun(@numel,xx) <= 2)
:)
out = xx(cellfun(@numel,xx) > 2)
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KnowledgeSeeker
KnowledgeSeeker on 11 Mar 2014
Thank you for the sugustion but this line only finds the cells that contain one or two strings without removing them from the original data

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