Report Writing Guidelines
Problem definition, motivations and conclusions MUST
All non Roman strings should be in 4 forms (see my book)
Draw STRONG and definite conclusions. What have you learnt from the MTP?
Visit and re-visit your abstracts: they are very long and general. Have to give your OWN contribution
(MUST) acknowledge any example, table, figure you have drawn from anywhere
Every chapter must have a summary
Your report must be in your own words
A roadmap of the whole report in the first chapter is a must. The relevance of each chapter must be established
A roadmap of each section in the beginning of each chapter is a must. The relevance of each section must be established
Insightful analysis of results, error analysis, confusion matrix, case studies are a must
A chapter on data preparation and annotation is a must
References have to be in ACL format, uniformly
References must be linked in the body
Thesis approval sheet must be there at the start of the report
Lit survey should be such that it will be like a survey paper. This will be uploaded on CFILT home page.
Check that there is one space after all punctuations and one space BEFORE '('.
All lit survey should be on one place, not distributed everywhere.
The report cannot be a bound volume of your papers.
Conclusions are different from summary- remember that.
See that the production does not look raw, but becoming of a graduating senior student. The following are very much in your control.
- No gap before punctuation
- Gap before parentheis
- Uniform font
- Use section and subsection numbers
- Figures and tables numbered as Ch.no and properly captioned
- Use equations editor and not cut and paste from pdf
- Acknowledgement in formal expressions
- Singular plural
- Subject verb agreement
- NOT starting a chapter straightway with section, and section with
- A proper lit survey chapter, but not scattered
- Adding a page listing own publications
- Multilingual strings must be in 4 forms: the string, transliteration,
gloss and English translation
- Impeccable formatting
- Uniform gap for section titles and lines (else looks very unpolished)
- References in ACM or IEEE order, complete and correct
- The report should look like a report and not a compendium of slides***
- Abstract: describing what you want to do
- Conclusion: describing how much of the above has been done
- Future work: putting down (abstract-conclusion)'s quantum of work
- Build a story
- Present it coherently, interestingly