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I am writing the following

Previous work on Topic Detection and Tracking (TDT) has achieved great success on full length document, but the techniques has yet to be fully implemented on microblogs. This is because the sources of TDT are news articles which already contains news information and structured...

I am trying to avoid joining them using comma, as it will turn out to be a very length sentence, at the same time I wish to reduce "this is because" to a shorter version (preferably 1 word). I tried to remove it but it sounded odd and not flowy.

Can I get some suggestion please? Thanks

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I'm afraid this post may get closed as off-topic for asking about writing advice/ proof-reading. Even otherwise, there are several errors or grammar, which need your attention first. –  Kris Oct 3 '13 at 12:19
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@Kris, when I post at writers SE it says this is irrelevant, and when I post at English SE again it is off-topic. May I know which SE is the right place to ask for help (of word choice) or they both just not for that purpose? –  cherhan Oct 3 '13 at 12:24
    
I tend to appreciate long sentences like that, as they better convey the thought of what the author wants to convey. Older books (100 years+) tend to have a lot of them. Sadly it seems the modern mind cannot comprehend all the information at once, thus all sentences are shortened nowadays. –  McGafter Oct 3 '13 at 14:55

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There’s nothing wrong with ‘This is because . . .’, but an alternative would be ‘The reason is that . . .’ I don't know of any single word that would be suitable.

You might want to change document to documents and has to have.

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How about:

"Previous work on Topic Detection and Tracking (TDT) has achieved great success on full length document. However, the techniques has yet to be fully implemented on microblogs, because the sources of TDT are news articles which already contains news information and structured..."

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You could say "as it" or "as the" if you want a 'formal' approach. Ex: "He is correct, as the analysis proves." Or "It helps him stay a step in front of the game, as it tells him what the enemy is going to do."

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Welcome to ELU! I don't understand how your examples address the given question. –  Hellion 12 hours ago

I would suggest: Hence

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

hence (hns) adv. 1. a. For this reason; therefore: handmade and hence expensive.

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