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Writing a paper as a single author in 1st person singular

I am not a native English speaker, but I don't think this is important here. The appropriate thing is not what an English professor or a poet suggests, but what is standard in the particular field. ...
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21 votes
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Writing a paper as a single author in 1st person singular

The pronoun used is not in reference to the author or authors but about the reader, about the audience. We is used to include the reader in the process of discovering and understanding the result. ...
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Reviewing a paper and found a better solution

I don’t think there’s a clear protocol. I’ve seen referees generously offer improvements. I’ve seen authors offer coauthorship for those improvements. I’ve seen the referee accept or decline the offer....
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What is the best place to get BibTeX entries for ICLR and other machine learning papers?

For NeurIPS (previously NIPS), the NeurIPS website itself is a good source: look for a paper, go to its page, and click on the "BibTex" link. Here is a random sample (!): ICML, COLT, and JMLR appear ...
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Writing a paper as a single author in 1st person singular

I'm not a native English speaker but this is what I do in single-authored papers. (Or rather, what I would hypothetically do if I wrote single-authored papers :) ) 1) Throughout most of a technical ...
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What is the best place to get BibTeX entries for ICLR and other machine learning papers?

As an update, I noticed that DBLP has added ICLR to tracking as of today. Now it has ICLR papers and their bibtex available at https://dblp.uni-trier.de/db/conf/iclr/
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Reviewing a paper and found a better solution

I made a flow chart describing what I think is the typical process in this case: You will notice many articles end with "We would like to acknowledge the anonymous reviewer whose suggestions ...
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Proof refutation: Amateur reviews of ambitious CoRR papers

If you make an arXiv trackback you will not be ignored, in the sense that future readers of the ambitious arXiv paper may check the trackbacks. You even get a mild form of peer review for your posts, ...
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(Self-)citation etiquette

Usually I just cite the journal version. But (if the history is important) I would add a note to the same citation about earlier conferences or preprints. I think this style is preferable to making ...
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Writing a paper as a single author in 1st person singular

I'm also not native english. However, I serve as a referee for about $20$ papers per year in theoretical computer science both for journals and conferences since a lot of years. This what I ...
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Proof refutation: Amateur reviews of ambitious CoRR papers

The ScienceOpen website has a page for most arXiv articles (e.g., here), and it has an option where you can post your own review of any preprint. I do not know if they are recommendable or not (but ...
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Reviewing a paper and found a better solution

Some reviewing guidelines state explicitly that referees are not supposed to communicate any original research as part of their review letter. If this is not the case, there is the option of telling ...
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Trying to understand a paper on ksvd algorithm (dictionary learning) by Elad, et al

By examples that use the atom $d_k$,i.e. those where $x_T^{k} (i)$ is nonzero, the authors are referring to the nonzero elements of the coefficient matrix $X$ because only nonzero elements play a role ...
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