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I'm currently struggling which of the following two versions (I anononymized them) is the correct grammatical form for the title of a publication:

Evaluating Safety, Cleverness and Fastness of Masking Systems

Evaluating the Safety, Cleverness and Fastness of Masking Systems

We are currently using the first version. Is it missing "the"?

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  • I think our case is different since the examples in the other thread either contain a colon or a dash. In our case, we don't have those. Does it make a difference? – InterestedUser Jun 30 '16 at 15:00
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    It doesn't make any difference. Bear in mind that titles are often not complete sentences (yours isn't, for example), and they don't necessarily adhere to standard principles of grammar anyway. – FumbleFingers Jun 30 '16 at 15:04
  • It is common to drop articles in titles. You see this a lot in newspaper headlines. – MetaEd Jul 1 '16 at 17:24
  • Use the one that you (and whoever is "we") think will be easier to read. If I were the author, I'd put in "the". – ab2 Jul 2 '16 at 0:33

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