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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Writing and Speech

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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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  • Language-Analysis Problems in the Computer Processing of Natural Text

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):72 - 78
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  • Multiple-Image Presentation of Technical Papers --- The Concept

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):2 - 8
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    This article analyzes the characteristics of the multiple-image technique of audiovisual communication and emphasizes its advantages over the more usual sequential presentation of supporting visual images. The features of the multiple-image technique are assessed and the production techniques peculiar to the method are examined. Audience reaction to this type of presentation is then considered. Ev... View full abstract»

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  • Improving engineering reports and talks

    Publication Year: 1967, Page(s):3 - 9
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    The engineer's media of communication are primarily technical reports, published papers, and oral presentations. Logically, a written report should always come first, since this can be the most comprehensive of the group. From this base, both the professional paper and the oral presentation can more easily be derived. An understanding of the techniques and procedures of the professional writer, an... View full abstract»

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  • Information Retrieval: Implementation Activities for the IEEE

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):37 - 43
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    This article treats information retrieval (IR) in general, and discusses two types of activities: 1) what the IEEE is doing and 2) how an IEEE member might start his own small-scale IR system. The initial phase of the IEEE IR program consists of a series of trial runs in several Group Transactions of IR-type catalog cards. These cards contain not only the customary bibliographic information but al... View full abstract»

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  • Special Dictionaries for the Electronics Engineer

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):31 - 35
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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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  • Spelling Correction by Vector Representation Using a Digital Computer

    Publication Year: 1967, Page(s):57 - 62
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    Digital computers are widely used in the mechanical operations involved in publishing; one application may be to one of the classes of editorial functions which requires no judgment-the detection and correction of misspelled words. This paper describes a computer program written to correct spelling errors through vector representation. Words are uniquely identified through their vectors, and compa... View full abstract»

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  • Seminar on writing-improvement programs for engineers-A report

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):18 - 22
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    This paper reports the significant results of the Seminar on Writing-Improvement Programs for Engineers held in New York City on February 24-25, 1964. It includes an evaluation of the degree of need for better writing by engineers, as well as the specific areas that need attention. It summarizes the major features of various writing-improvement programs described at the seminar, covering both subj... View full abstract»

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  • Don't Ever Again Say "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat"

    Publication Year: 1967, Page(s):46 - 47
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    A reminder to the public speaker: you want your audience to think of your words, not someone else's. View full abstract»

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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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  • The Long and Short of Technical Writing Courses

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):68 - 75
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    Courses in technical writing available to management for updating the writing skills of practicing scientists and engineers range from one-day in-house lectures to one-year college courses, including a variety of short courses. This paper presents their comparative advantages and disadvantages as seen by the author, who has taught most of them at one time or another during the past 20 years. High ... 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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  • How to Write a Technical Book and Get It Published

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):11 - 20
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  • An Approach to Computer-Aided Translation

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):10 - 33
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    As part of a preliminary investigation of computer-aided translation under time-shared data processing, various techniques of computerized dictionary lookup and text file management have been explored under the time-sharing system TSS/360. Computer-aided translation (CAT) is a storage and retrieval operation carried out on line with a computer during the time in which a translation is produced. A ... View full abstract»

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  • Information Sources for Electrical and Electronics Engineers

    Publication Year: 1969, Page(s):71 - 78
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    Sources of information for electrical and electronics engineers have been studied by looking at 1965 IEEE publications to see what periodicals, books, conferences, etc., were cited. Cited journals have been ranked as information sources by the number of times they were cited as references. The data for 1965 have been compared with corresponding data for 1949 and 1934 to examine trends in volume an... View full abstract»

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  • Stand up and Be Heard

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):25 - 30
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    Presentations are effective tools to convey ideas. A presentation is either good or bad. A good one leaves a message. A bad one can be effctive also, since audiences remember that it was bad long after the message is forgotten. Planned presentations should employ both hearing and sight senses. Controlled tests indicate that people remember ideas longer under these conditions. Presentations should ... 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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  • 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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  • State of the Art in Selective Dissemination of Information

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):78 - 83
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    This paper condenses the results of a detailed survey of 100 SDI systems throughout the world, conducted this year by the American Society for Information Science. The text develops the concept of SDI as a computerized method to provide for the effective flow of technical information among scientific workers. The current status of SDI in university, industrial, and government environments is analy... 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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