Assignment One: Paper Critique   Due Date:  20 October 2006

Write an objective critique of two papers that are important to your field of research.
Remember this is an objective task, sentences saying: "I feel that ... " have no place in a
scientific paper, your feelings are irrelevant, only objective criticism, which you can support
should be recorded in your work. The word “believe” is also loaded and should be avoided as being more to do with religion than science.

The purpose of this is to get you to start doing some research and also
to see how other people have written up their research.   You will probably
notice that some research papers are quite difficult to follow
others are made clear and readable.   Most are a mixture of the two.

If you can point out in your paper critiques the good and bad points of
style in the papers, where the methods were well explained, where the
methods were not made clear, if you think you could implement something from the
paper or did it leave you with too many unanswered questions?

Perhaps you know enough about the subject matter that you also have
an opinion about the quality of the methods (perhaps algorithms or data
structures) that are advocated in the paper.

The reports should be 3 or 4 pages long in total, hopefully they will help you to
write better reports in the future.