資訊文獻導讀

Spring 2003
Prof. Yukon Chang


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The following is a list of handouts and papers to be covered in the course.

Date

Article/Link

Description

6/25/2003

Accounts closed

Now that the semester is over, all student accounts are disabled. Have a nice summer break!

6/9/2003

Due date for term paper

The term paper will be due at midnight, June 18, Wednesday. Make sure the “termpaper” hyperlink links to the term paper for each member of the team.

6/3/2003

Comments for Assignment 9

I haven’t quite finished it yet. But since the end of semester is drawing close, let’s take a look at your last assignments.

6/3/2003

BBC News on Metcalfe

Another news article from BBC that celebrates the 30th birthday of Ethernet. It even has a hand-drawn diagram showing the basic form of Ethernet. Thanks to 李紹唐 for this lead.

6/2/2003

libraryspot.com

This is a web site that contains many useful reference links, such as acronyms, dictionaries, encyclopedias, quotations, and thesauri.

5/28/2003

Metcalfe Article

An interesting article on Bob Metcalfe, the inventor of Ethernet.

5/26/2003

Sample Term Papers

For those of you who choose to write your term papers based on Internet and/or library literatures, the following lists some good samples from last year: (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6)

5/13/2003

Comments for Assignment 5

Here you will find my comments to your fifth assignments.

5/10/2003

Acronym Finder

This is where you can find out what “SARS” and “PARC” stand for.

5/7/2003

Comments for Assignment 3

I took a look at the third assignments from all students. My comments can be found on the web page on the left. The TAs will assign grades to this and other assignments separately.

5/6/2003

Assignments 6-9

Starting this week, all sentences in the assignments should come from foreign, IT-related sites on the Internet. No more sentences from English-learning magazines such as Studio Classroom, etc.

5/5/2003

Search Engine Watch

Another web site dedicated to search engines.

5/5/2003

Search Engine Showdown

This is a web site created and maintained by Greg R. Notess, a reference librarian and associate professor at Montana State University. You can find feature comparisons (such as this), tutorials (such as this), and reviews (such as this) here.

4/28/2003

Key to problem 4 on the midterm exam

Key to Problem 4(A)

Key to Problem 4(B)

Key to Problem 4(N)

4/28/2003

Term paper

Each term paper is to be done by a group of 3 students. Please form your group before the end of the week.

4/28/2003

Another online dictionary

This is a “super online dictionary”. It looks up the meaning of the word you enter in a number of sources and compiles a single report page.

4/15/2003

Midterm location

The midterm exam for class A on April 22 will be held in Room 3501. The other two classes will have their midterm exam in Room 3119.

4/15/2003

Taiwan Semiconductor

An article on TSMC(台積電) from the same source containing the Nvidia article below. This is a shorter and easier article that you can use to do the exercise of discovering subjects, verbs, and sentence structures quickly. Do the exercise first, then check your answer here.

4/14/2003

Nvidia CEO

This is an article introducing Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang (黃仁勳) and his ambition against Intel. We will use it as an sample to demonstrate how to quickly discover subjects, verbs, and sentence structures. Do the exercise first, then check your answer here. By the way, this article is more difficult than your ordinary textbooks.

4/10/2003

Rephrasing Sentences

This is the third installment in the English grammar review series.

4/7/2003

Assignments 2-9

Assignments 2-9 will be the Sentence of the Week type of homework: You choose the most challenging sentence encountered during the week, analyze it, translate it, and post it on the web server as your sentence of week. Each assignment is due at midnight Friday starting from April 11.

4/7/2003

Midterm exam

The midterm exam will be held during regular class session in the week of April 21-25. That is, 4/21 for class B, 4/22 for class A, 4/23 for the night class.

4/7/2003

Analyzing the Quiz Article

This page shows how sentences in the quiz article can be analyzed in sufficiently detailed steps. You should try to (1) figure out what question to ask and (2) provide Chinese translation along the way for each partial sentence.

3/31/2003

Microsoft Encarta Dictionary

A very handy online dictionary from Microsoft. A pretty good one, too.

3/31/2003

ACM TECHNews

TECHNews is a news service provided by ACM, one of the two leading organizations for computing scholars and professionals. Three times a week, important computing-related news are summarized from various sources for ACM members and non-members alike.

3/31/2003

Searching for Perfection

This is an article evaluating some new search engines. The article appeared on “時代雜誌中文解讀版”, pp. 120-122, November 2002.

3/24/2003

TA hours

The TA hours are: 王正浩: 5:30 ~ 8:00PM Monday, 6:30 ~ 9:00PM Thursday.

劉怡婷: 1:30 ~3:30PM Monday, 9:30 ~ 11:30AM Tuesday.

3/17/2003

Key to exercise

Here is the key to the part-of-speech exercise. There are two versions, (1) and (2), identical in content but slightly different in how some parts of speech are marked.

3/17/2003

Assignment 1

Finish translating the Quiz article and upload the file as public_html/assignment1. Each sentence in your translation should be put right beneath the original sentence. The due day is 3/26 midnight.

3/13/2003

Teaching assistants

There are two teaching assistants for this course: Mr. 王正浩 and Ms. 劉怡婷。

王正浩: email: m9103009@stmail.isu.edu.tw, office: 3107, 分機:3949.

劉怡婷: email: m9103003@stmail.isu.edu.tw, office: 3511C, 分機:3948.

TA hours will be announced later.

3/11/2003

Phrases, Clauses, and Sentences

This is the second installment in the English grammar review series.

3/11/2003

Student Photos

This page contains students’ photos. Please copy your picture to public_html/myphoto.htm in your home directory. Your picture will then be displayed in the class roster.

3/3/2003

Part of Speech

The first in a series of summaries of English grammar.

2/26/2003

Quiz article

The article used in the quiz, taken from Chapter 11 of the “Introduction to Computer” textbook. You are going to try a number of exercises on this file.

2/17/2003

syllabus

This is the syllabus for this course