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    Writing for Computer Science
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Justin Zobel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 282
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9781852338022
    ISBN 10: 1852338024

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: U, CJCW
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: CBW
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    DC22: 808/.0666
    BISAC V2.8: TEC044000
    DC22: 808.0666
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    B&T General Subject: 229
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.2T
    BISAC V2.8: EDU039000
    LC classification: QA76.9.M35
    B&T Merchandise Category: COM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16310
    BISAC V2.8: COM014000
    Ingram Subject Code: XG
    BISAC V2.8: COM022000
    B&T Approval Code: A93010000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: COM063000
    LC classification: QA76.9.T48
    BISAC V2.8: COM052000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LAN005000, COM018000
    DC21: 808.066004
    Libri: INFO2008
    LC classification: T11 .Z62 2004, QA75.5-76.95, LB1028.43-1028.75
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: CJCW, U, JNV, TB, UY, CBW, UF, UGD
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd ed. 2004
    Illustrations note
    Springer London Ltd
    Imprint name
    Springer London Ltd
    Publication date
    03 June 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    From the reviews of the second edition: "Zobel emphasizes that clarity ... . my review would read as follows: buy this book. ... The contents of the book are valuable, both as a reference ... . has tailored his book quite specifically to computer science researchers. He presents valuable examples drawn from computer science papers ... . This book is best suited to individual use. However, it could also serve as a supplementary text for a course on research methods. ..." (Max Hailperin, Computing Reviews, February, 2005) "I decided to recommend Zobel's work to my advanced students and Ph.D. candidates. ... An extra goody are the twenty exercises. They constitute a good start into raising many of the issues treated in the book. Many chapters give check-lists or lists of good practice. ... His own way of writing demonstrates that there are helpful rules no writer should disobey. ... Good writing, even in computing science, remains a process of experience and dialectics. Zobel's book proves the point." (Frieder Nake, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1106 (8), 2007)
    Table of contents
    Contents Preface Contents 1 Introduction Kinds of publication Writing, science, and skepticism Using this book Spelling and terminology 2 Good style Economy Tone Examples Motivation Balance Voice The upper hand Obfuscation Analogies Strawmen Reference and citation Quotation Acknowledgements Grammar Beauty 3 Style specifics Titles and headings Theopening paragraphs Variation Paragraphing Ambiguity Sentence structure Tense Repetition and parallelism Emphasis Definitions Choice of words Qualifiers Misused words Spelling conventions Jargon Cliche and idiom Foreignwords Overuse of words Padding Plurals Abbreviations Acronyms Sexism 4 Punctuation Fonts and formatting Stops Commas Colons and semicolons Apostrophes Exclamations Hyphenation Capitalization Quotations Parentheses Citations 5 Mathematics Clarity Theorems Readability Notation Ranges and sequences Alphabets Linebreaks Numbers Percentages Units of measurement 6 Graphs, figures, and tables Graphs Visualization of results Diagrams Tables Captions and labels Axes, labels, and headings 7 Algorithms Presentation of algorithms Formalisms Level of detail Figures Notation Environment of algorithms Performance of algorithms Asymptotic complexity 8 Editing Consistency Style Proofreading Choice of word-processor An editing checklist 9 Writing up The scope of apaper Telling a story Organization The First draft Fromdraft to submission Prepublication Theses A writing-up checklist 10 Doing research Beginnings Shaping a research project Students and advisors Findingresearch literature Reading Research planning Hypotheses Defending hypotheses Evidence Good and bad science Reflections on research A research checklist 11 Experimentation Designing experiments Measurements and coding Describing experiments Variables Statistics Intuition An experimentation checklist 12 Refereeing Responsibilities Contribution Evaluation of papers Referees' reports A refereeing checklist 13 Ethics Plagiarism Self-plagiarism Misrepresentation Authorship Confidentiality and conflict of interest Anethics checklist 14 Giving presentations Content Organization The introduction The conclusion Preparation Delivery Question time Slides Slide tools Text slides Figures A presentations checklist Examples of slides Afterword Bibliography Exercises Index