As a non-native speaker, i wonder whether there are any guidelines concerning the usage of hyphens.

Would you write

Task-planning for robots ...

or rather

Task planning for robots ...

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  • See this link grammarbook.com/punctuation/hyphens.asp – Ben Oct 2 '15 at 11:23
  • Ok! None of these rules suggests the usage of a hyphen for the case above. I hope I did interpret this correctly. – Flo Ryan Oct 2 '15 at 11:29
  • @FloRyan There is no strict rule on using hyphen in your case. It's up to you. Using it is recommended to prevent any confusion. Not a must. – user140086 Oct 2 '15 at 11:30
  • @Rathony Thank you. I will stick with your recommendation then. – Flo Ryan Oct 2 '15 at 11:33
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"Task planning," as you must know, isn't common enough to make into any dictionary yet, so there are no formal guidelines. So we'll have to go with a short survey of how people use it:

Googling it shows, at least on the first page, no hyphens.

Consider also "robot path planning," a similar term but a more common one. I've never seen "path planning" hyphenated.

So our best answer based on existing nomenclature is: don't hyphenate.

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