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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Writing and Speech

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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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  • 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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  • The Use of Standardized Documentary Data in Automatic Information Dissemination

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):101 - 110
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    It is likely that future operating information retrieval systems may be based on automatic information analysis methods instead of manual indexing, and on search procedures which allow the user to interact with the system during the search process. The effectiveness of the required analysis and search operations depends to some extent on the availability, in machine-readable form, of standardized ... View full abstract»

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  • Writing Skills of Engineering and Science Students

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):42 - 46
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    There is a widespread practice in English departments of "conscripting" technical writing instructors who lack the interests and technical backgrounds called for by the teaching requirements. This often results in a course content differing widely from the catalog description. Where the English department displays a notable lack of interest in technical writing, a course devoted to discourse on te... View full abstract»

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  • Improving Boss-Man and Man-Boss Communication

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):15 - 23
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    Studies and experience suggest that organizational communication takes place at very low efficiencies. Supervisors should give considerable attention to individual and group communications, so as to avoid large and unequal "distances" between themselves and their employees. Each employee has his individual "need to know," and the magnitude of this need is generally underestimated. A formal program... 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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  • Current Problems in the Protection of Creative Ideas and Writings

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):66 - 68
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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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  • 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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  • Writing calibration procedures

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):6 - 9
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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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  • Operations research: A two-stage semantic process

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):34 - 35
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    Operations Research is, first, a linguistic decision-making process, and, second, a linguistic operational process. 1 a) The first step in the decision-making process is the analysis of the problematical state of affairs. To analyze the undesirable status quo, it is necessary to understand how it got that way. The analysis takes the form, therefore, of a causal relationship: bona fide in the exact... View full abstract»

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  • Achieving a More Disciplined R and D Literature

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):156 - 159
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    One way to help control the growth of engineering and scientific literature and the associated problems of information retrieval is to start at the source-to seek simple but powerful ways of increasing the efficiency of papers during the writing. Some specific methods of structuring journal manuscripts are shown in which the original, important portions of the text and selected illustrations are d... View full abstract»

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  • The Multimedia Presentation of Technical Information

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):24 - 27
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    The quality of a technical presentation is related to the degree that the author understands the effective use of visual display media. These should supplement, not substitute for, portions of the oral presentation. The author must first recognize the the difference between the techniques of preparing a written report and a corresponding oral presentation. The oral-visual presentation using slides... 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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  • Writing informative titles for technical literature-an aid to efficient information retrieval

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):4 - 5
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    The advent of indexing schemes (many of them automated) that rely upon the words appearing in the title of a technical document has made the meticulous writing of titles more important than ever. Much of the effectiveness of such indexing - and thus the probability of efficient retrieval by readers later on-depends upon the care and the accuracy with which the author originally wrote his title. De... View full abstract»

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  • The slide talk: A tutorial drama in one act

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):7 - 14
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    This work is the script of a comico-serious half-hour play with a cast of four. It exhibits all the classical blunders in the technical symposium presentation together with their simplest and most effective remedies. Bob, a harassed engineer who just built a nuclear reactor, describes it in a dry run in the presence of Bill, the villainous project engineer who gives him the wrong advice, and Stan ... 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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  • IEEE-EWS conference on improving the strategy of oral presentations

    Publication Year: 1967, Page(s):21 - 22
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    EWS SPONSORED a unique and successful one-day invitational conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia, Pa., on February 6, 1967. The Philadelphia Chapter of IEEE-EWS handled the local arrangements. 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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Aims & Scope

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

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