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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Issue 2 • Date Jun 1994

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  • Non-commercial computer networking in Russia

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):70 - 72
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    This paper discusses the needs of the Russian academic and research community in non-commercial networking, as well as the technical base for it. It also describes developments in SUEARN (Soviet Union/European Academic and Research Network) and FREEnet (Network For Research, Education and Engineering) View full abstract»

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  • SOVAM TELEPORT: telecommunications in Russia and abroad

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):68 - 69
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    Describes the background of the creation of SOVAM TELEPORT, the first Soviet-American venture to offer international telecommunication services using computer networks, analyzes the problems it has faced and how it has attempted to solve them, describes the organization's customers and services, and speculates on the synergistic relationship between Russian society and its telecommunications indus... View full abstract»

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  • User manuals as project management tools. I. Theoretical background

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):75 - 80
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    The failure of a delivered information system (IS) to match users' expectations of it is a frequent cause of project failure. This paper examines some of the causes of expectation failure, in particular the development of inappropriate mental models of a new IS by users. The documents traditionally used to express the requirements for a new IS are seldom fully understood by users, and often prove ... View full abstract»

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  • The special section on professional communication in Russia: an American perspective

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):60 - 61
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    Enormous changes that have taken place in the last few years in Russia have revealed a need for Russian technical communicators to refocus their expertise and skills in order to enter the global marketplace successfully and competitively. Rather than dwell on the familiar differences between Americans and Russians, Cold War adversaries, a common ground exists and is growing. We share a mutual inte... View full abstract»

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  • Issue trees: a tool to aid the engineering writer

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):88 - 96
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    The paper surveys studies of the process model for understanding writing, focusing in particular on problem-solving strategies in the writing process. It then presents a case study of the use of issue trees-a hierarchal network of goals not unlike the decision trees used in management science and artificial intelligence-to guide the writing process of the second author as he wrote a technical repo... View full abstract»

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  • Industrial information in Russia

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):66 - 67
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    Describes industrial information, which is information about industrial and consumer products, new technologies, and the engineering decision-making process. Today, in addition to the two information centers from the Soviet era, there are about 70 local information centers and more than 10,000 databases in Russia. The main potential information customer is the Russian government. The August 1991 c... View full abstract»

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  • Research and development of hypertext and multimedia systems in Russia

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):73 - 74
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    At the end of 1990, a research company (NTC-HINTECH) was formed to develop new information technologies. This article describes a project to define formal algorithms for the creation of a sequence of nodes with certain semantic properties. It also describes a project for developing a generalized hypertext network, in which the relationship between the user and the system is dynamic and flexible View full abstract»

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  • Introduction to the special section: professional communication in Russia

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):58 - 59
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    There is a rising interest within the world community in what is occurring in professional communication in Russia, and in the social and market opportunities that will appear there in the future. We live in a world in which the pace of change is more rapid than at any time in our history. The most important aspect of this change is the fact that we are making a transition to a democratic society ... View full abstract»

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  • Single-source manuals

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):81 - 87
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    Because corporations today face fierce international competition, they must produce and maintain high-quality documentation-but at minimal cost. Optimizing a writer's time and effort will no doubt become a key study area as we try to do more with less, without sacrificing quality. One way to increase a technical writer's productivity is to design documentation so that it covers a broader product a... View full abstract»

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  • The Scientific and Technical Information Center of Russia

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):62 - 65
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    Describes Russia's specialized agencies, which are now actively engaged in their own research and development activities, surveys the influence of the 1989 political and economic changes on the structure and ideology of information networks, and describes VNTIC's current information activities View full abstract»

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  • Technical communication practices of Dutch and U.S. aerospace engineers and scientists: international perspectives on aerospace

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):97 - 107
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    As part of Phase 4 of the NASA/DoD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project, studies were conducted that investigated the technical communications practices of Dutch and U.S. aerospace engineers and scientists. The studies had the following objectives: (1) to solicit the opinions of aerospace engineers and scientists regarding the importance of technical communication to their professions, (... View full abstract»

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  • Mark Twain-technical writer

    Publication Year: 1994
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    Those who have read “Roughing It” or “Life on the Mississippi” or “Pudd'nhead Wilson” will have seen Mark Twain's flair for technical descriptions and definitions. You know that he liked nothing better than turning a challenging process or device or term into a clear picture for the reader. His descriptions of a quartz mill, of assaying, and of pocket mining in ... View full abstract»

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