I'm writing a report for my master thesis and I'm pretty unsure when to use italics. I have found some guidelines in the internet but I still have some questions.
I'm using abbreviations like ROC for receiver operating characteristics and AUC for area under the curve or CSV for comma separated values. These abbreviations are in common use but I'm also using my own defined abbreviations.
Should the abbreviations be given in italic?
Second, currently I make algorithm names, like RelieF, italic. Is this correct? ReliefF is the name of an algorithm presented in a paper.