UvA KI Research Paper Masterfile

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UvA KI

Research Paper Masterfile

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Abstract

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The project thesis is the last deliverable of the project. It is the most important instrument for grading the
work carried out in the project.




Contents

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Sections and Paragraphs

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1.1

A Level 2 Heading or subsection

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1.1.1

A Level 3 Heading or sub
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Contents

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Outline
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Style

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Markup

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Grading

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Making References

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References

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1

S
e
c
t
i
o
n
s

a
n
d

P
a
r
a
g
r
a
p
h
s

Section headings come in three levels
. Section headings are preceded by numbers that indicate whether the
section is a main section (e.g. 3), subsection (e.g. 3.2), or
a sub
-
subsection (e.g. 3.2.1).

1.1

A Level 2 Heading

or subsection

1.1.1

A Level 3 Heading

or sub
-
subsection

2

C
o
n
t
e
n
t
s

Typical items
to be detailed in a thesis are:



Research q
uestion and Theoretical context.



Approach / Method.



Achievements and Results (including an
evaluation of these)
.



Conclusion, Discussion, and Future work
.

3

O
u
t
l
i
n
e

A thesis will typically have the following outline:



Title page
,
in
cluding
: the author’s name and address, the title of the article, the supervisor
(including his/her affiliation and add
ress), the hand
-
in d
ate
.



Abstract

(
summarizing your article in
approximately 200 words)
.



Contents

(overview of chapters/sections)
.



Acknowledgement

(if appropriate)
.



Introduction
.



Theoretical context

(
which
can also be part of the introduction)
: In which yo
u briefly review the
preceding research.



Chapters

on the actual work
.



Conclusion
,
Discussion

and
Future work

(sometimes as one, sometimes as separate
sections
,
depending on

their

size)
.



Literature references
.



Appendixes

(if appropriate)
.

4

S
t
y
l
e

A well
-
writt
en thesis allows an outsider (although expert in the field) to understand the problem, how
it is addressed, and what the final results are, in such a way that this outsider can in principle
redo

the
work and arrive at the same results.

5

M
a
r
k
-
u
p

The project
thesis must be



Submission: Electronically via Blackboard as a PDF document.



Length: Approximately 20 pages A4.



Font: Times New Roman, 11pt.



Line spacing: Single.



Page margins: Normal, i.e. 1inch to each side.

6

G
r
a
d
i
n
g

An important aspect in grading a thesis

concerns the extent to which the argumentation used for the
above is based on scientific facts
1

and principles. In addition, the following guidelines apply:

6.

Sufficient, but the project did not progress as well as expected, the overall performance is
someh
ow sub
-
optimal
.

7.

Average performance (default), the project has been carried out as expected

8.

Good performance, the work is better
than

average, either because of the quality or the
quantity of the work
.

9.

Very good performance, the results are beyond expectat
ions, particularly there is a scientific
breakthrough that was not anticipated at the start of the project
.

10.

Extraordinary performance, a clear scientific breakthrough, the result has publication
potential

7

M
a
k
i
n
g

R
e
f
e
r
e
n
c
e
s

Use the Vancouver
-
style for refer
ences. This means that you make

references in the running text with
numbers in square brackets [2]. Multiple references go like this [1, 3].




1

As an example: stating that ‘due to time constraints the work is not fully finished’ is not a scientific argument
and best omitted.

References

[1]

E. Charniak and D. McDermott.
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
. Addison
-
Wesley,
Reading, MA,
1985.

[2]

E.W. Dijkstra. Goto statements considered harmful.
Communications of the ACM
, 11(3):147
-
148, 1968.

[3]

L. Steels. Bootstrapping Cognition through Language. In H. La Poutré and H.J. van den Herik,
editors,
Proceedings of the Tenth Netherlands/Belg
ium Conference on Artificial Intelligence
(NAIC'98)
, page 3, 1998.