IEEE Transactions on Engineering Writing and Speech

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  • Chinese Mathematical Text Analysis

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):118 - 128
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    Various machine methods have been developed to assist editors in quality control of Chinese-English translations and to prepare improved glossaries for mathematical work. Included are techniques for encoding Chinese characters by a display scope and by a plotting table, and for using these devices as a ten-thousand character "typewriter" keyboard. Also, vector sets describing several thousand Chin... View full abstract»

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  • How to Write a Technical Book and Get It Published

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):11 - 20
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  • ABACUS-AB atomic energy computerized user-oriented services: the mechanization of bibliographic list production

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):110 - 117
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    This paper is a brief survey of the mechanization of bibliographic list production. A flow chart shows the methods used in processing document representations from various data bases (see Fig. 1 of the text). The ABACUS program package for producing combined acquisition lists for three science libraries from punched tape can also output a KWOT (keywords out of title) index on demand. The format of... View full abstract»

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  • A Natural Language Programming System for Text Processing

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):45 - 52
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    A " basic English" to enable editors, writers, librarians, educators, and others to instruct computers to perform mechanical text processing conveniently has been defined (see Tables II to V for partial summary). It has been given the name SNAP (Stylized Natural Procedural) language for reference. A processor that executes procedures expressed in a subset of this language has worked for some month... View full abstract»

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  • Writing Better Technical Papers

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):31 - 34
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    This article discusses the writing of technical papers from inception to final editing. It considers first the need for writing a paper and also the audience for which it is intended. It then describes the steps of writing the paper: the summary, the outline, the illustrations, the first draft, the reviews and editing, and the final draft of the paper. Examples of these steps are given so that the... View full abstract»

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  • Lessons from Benjamin Franklin, America's first great technical writer

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):3 - 7
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    Benjamin Franklin acquired the qualities of style that have given him the title “America's first great technical writer” through self-study of the style of others, notably Addison. Franklin rewrote Addison's Spectator papers from notes, then compared his imitation with the original to see where he had failed to be as concise and readable. Other great writers have testified to the eff... View full abstract»

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  • Human vs machine translation of foreign languages

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):8 - 14
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    The translation of technical subject matter demands an extensive knowledge of both languages and a considerable acquaintance with the subject. A computer system to give high-quality translations of serious subjects, spoken or written, would be most useful, but neither the cerebral logic used in translation nor the semantic structure of language itself is yet understood. The memory storage required... View full abstract»

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  • SCRIPT, An On-Line Manuscript Processing System

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):92 - 100
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    The SCRIPT commands of the IB CP67/ CMS system provide interactive creation and editing of manuscript text, and can format and output hard copies. The primary goal of SCRIPT was a convenient method within an on-line system to permit programmers to prepare and maintain system documents. The SCRIPT commands have, however, also been used extensively to prepare technical reports and papers of all kind... View full abstract»

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  • Computerized typesetting-an overview

    Publication Year: 1969, Page(s):28 - 29
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    I have tried to give you an over-all picture of what is meant by computerized typesetting so that you can better understand where each system you will hear described fits into the picture. All of the speakers will be describing operational systems. The use of the computer in typesetting has passed the experimental stage and is only beginning to be fully exploited. I am sure we are all aware of the... View full abstract»

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  • Anatomy of a Presentation

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):17 - 24
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    A speaker may formally address an audience in the form of a speech, a presentation, or a lecture. The distinction between these forms is explained, and suitable applications for each are discussed. A great many of the requirements for effective communication by means of any of the three are common. A comprehensive breakdown of the factors involved and the choices available to the speaker is presen... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE standard symbols for units

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):18 - 26
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    The Institute wishes to acknowledge its indebtedness to those who have so freely given of their time and knowledge, and have conducted experimental work on which many of the IEEE publications are based. View full abstract»

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  • Special Dictionaries for the Electronics Engineer

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):31 - 35
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  • The Effect of Improved Electronic Communications on Business Travel

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):76 - 78
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    Innovations in the field of point-to-point communications could have far-reaching economic and ecological consequences, such as replacing, for some, the journey to work. Improved long-range communication is unlikely, however, to make business trips unnecessary, given the nature of such trips at present and businessmen's feelings about them. View full abstract»

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  • Writing Can Still Be the Better Way

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):13 - 17
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    Criteria for situations in which writing is more effective as a communication tool compared to other media are discussed in this article. Emphasis is placed on "when" writing should be used instead of "how" to write. Survey-based guidelines are expressed in terms of administrative interrelation between people. Communication failure caused by implementation of the wrong medium is also discussed. An... View full abstract»

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  • Challenge: Good Scientific Writing

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):48 - 55
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    This article examines three major causes of bad scientific and engineering writing: 1) lack of incentive, 2) lack of interest, and 3) faulty or artificial style. Suggested remedies for each are considered, and a "model" for a paper or report is proposed. Discussion includes brief treatments of the contents of each part of the model, the interrelationships between parts, use of illustrations, and i... View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

This Transactions ceased production in 1971. The current retitled publication is IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.

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