IEEE Transactions on Engineering Writing and Speech

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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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  • 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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  • Here's how to turn your engineers into authors

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):27 - 29
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    This paper describes a course devised to assist engineers in writing for publication. It was developed by the author after studying the attitudes that deter many engineers from writing. The course, designed to overcome these negative attitudes, has been successful as evidenced by the fact all graduates of the class have had articles accepted for publication or symposia presentation. View full abstract»

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  • Construction of a Mnemonic Dictionary for Computer-Aided Engineering Writing

    Publication Year: 1967, Page(s):41 - 45
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    The transmittal of engineering language to a computer for document processing is examined, in particular, the organization of a coding dictionary and the selection of code words for such transmittal. These code words or "mnemonics" are of two types, "verbs" and "nouns." Verbs require the computer to perform certain processing actions and nouns transmit standard phrases, sentences, and paragraphs o... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided engineering writing: Test procedures for Apollo spacecraft

    Publication Year: 1967, Page(s):10 - 13
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    The way spacecraft ground check-out procedures are written and used in the Apollo program is described. Processing these check-out procedures using computer-assisted editing and publishing is discussed. In particular, the role of a general-purpose computer in information retrieval and in correction, setup, and typing is presented. The computer aids the engineering writer and document editor both i... View full abstract»

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  • The Dynamic Aspects of Information Flow within a Society

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):65 - 73
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    The information generators and receptors within a society and their connecting links constitute a complex network whose growth pattern must be understood in order to project future data communications needs. To attack this problem a model of society was constructed and categorized according to types of economic activity. Within each division of economic activity were individual units having simila... View full abstract»

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  • The Fatal Abstract a Tutorial Farce in One Act

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):3 - 9
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    "The Fatal Abstract" is a dramatic exhibit of the superiority of the informative abstract or summary to the conventional descriptive or table of contents variety. It shows how the more effective abstract justifies the far greater effort it requires, and in a digression devoted to the preparation of abstracts for symposia, shows that it is both unethical and self-defeating to offer the same abstrac... View full abstract»

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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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  • A Program to Hyphenate English Words

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):53 - 59
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    Hyphenation programs used in computerized typesetting employ varied techniques-often in combination-to determine where to break the last word on a line. Usually, a dictionary lookup procedure is combined with a "logical hyphenation program" which bases its decisions on the recognition of certain characters, strings of characters, or patterns of vowels and consonants. The described program is such ... 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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  • Development of an Information Retrieval System for an Electronics R&D Laboratory

    Publication Year: 1963, Page(s):10 - 19
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  • Writing calibration procedures

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):6 - 9
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  • Specifications: Their Function, Generation, and Associated Problems

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):10 - 19
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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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  • Symbols for Electricity and Electronics

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):60 - 66
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    This paper reviews the development, coordination, and standardization of various types of symbols by professional societies and by national and international organizations. It describes the responsibilities and the relationships of the various standards groups and discusses in detail the activities of the IEEE Symbols Coordinating Committee. Some current standards dealing with symbols are describe... View full abstract»

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  • The Inarticulate Engineer (a Communications Dilemma)

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):48 - 50
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    Most university curricula in engineering are seriously deficient in training in the techniques of communication. Consequently, most engineers are poor communicators because they have never been taught the proper techniques of speaking, listening, and writing. This paper calls attention to several communication problems; shades of meaning, background experience, sophisticated language, and vocabula... 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • An Information System for Petroleum Engineering Technology

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):60 - 64
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    The current technology of the exploration and production segment of the petroleum industry is comprehensively reviewed by the Information Services Department of The University of Tulsa, and abstracts of pertinent articles and patents, domestic and foreign, are published in the weekly Petroleum Abstracts bulletin (approximately 15 000 abstracts per year). Format of the bulletin is such as to allow ... View full abstract»

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  • A Look at the Future of Computerized Information Technology

    Publication Year: 1970, Page(s):37 - 40
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    The introduction of the remote real-time time-shared computer terminal, in the last decade, has ushered in the future era of computerized dissemination of information. The inter-active remote terminal brings the new dimension of dialoguing with the heretofore written word and opens the door to other information services and economies. The expected forthcoming era of "paperless books," the computer... 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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  • 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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  • Automated Typesetting of Existing Computer Tabular Data

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):129 - 133
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    Where the computer is used to maintain master information files for inventory management or information retrieval it has become common practice to use the line printer to prepare camera copy for parts catalogs, stock lists, price lists, directories, indexes, technical abstracts, and like publications. When printed, the end result is in many cases a generally unsatisfactory product. Computer printo... 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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Aims & Scope

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

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