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Proceedings of the COLING Workshop on Synchronic and Diachronic Approaches to Analyzing Technical Language
Good scientific writing is a skill researchers seek to acquire. Textbook literature provides guidelines to improve scientific writing, for instance, "use active voice when describing your own work". In this paper we investigate to what extent researchers adhere to textbook principles in their articles. In our analyses we examine a set of selected principles which (i) are general and (ii) verifiable by applying text mining and natural language processing techniques. We develop a framework todoi:10.3115/v1/w14-6006 fatcat:p7dtkn3okjchxlv3ii3vxtym6m