# [BoW] r6 - in trunk: audio_coding/audio_coding.tex basic_glossary.tex introduction/introduction.tex

Måns Rullgård mans at mansr.com
Wed Oct 15 20:55:55 CEST 2008

"Ramiro Polla" <ramiro.polla at gmail.com> writes:

> [...]
>> +\subsubsection{DPCM}
>> +Differential PCM is without a doubt one of the oldest audio compression techniques employed due its very low computation cost. Typical compression ratio is 2.
> [...]
>> +++ trunk/basic_glossary.tex    Sun Sep 28 14:21:07 2008
>> @@ -0,0 +1,11 @@
>> +\section*{Glossary}
>> +
>> +\begin{itemize}
>> +
>> +
>> +\item[DPCM] Differential PCM
>> +
>> +\item[PCM] Pulse Coded Modulation
> [...]
>
> How will we introduce a new acronym like DPCM?
> I suggest the first time it appears, it is written in its extended
> form, then followed by the acronym in parentheses. Subsequent uses
> should/could use only the acronym. Even though the glossary has the
> extended form, it would be nice to have it at least once (preferably
> the first time) extended in the text as well. This is what some books
> to introduce a new concept. If you see something "extended (acronym)"
> you know it's being introduced right there. If you see only the
> acronym and have no idea what it is, you should flip a few pages back
> or go to the glossary.

I like this style.

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Måns Rullgård
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