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I'm getting quite lost on the usage of the definitive article "the" in front of activity nouns like "analysis". Which one of the following is correct and why?

A. Joe Bloggs is responsible for incident data analysis.

B. Joe Bloggs is responsible for the incident data analysis.

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I find many examples of when the article is used without referring to a specific incident. For instance, below is an extract from a journal article on traffic incidents in Australia.

Attention is then directed towards the incident data analysis from different points of view along with categorising the data into homogenous patterns for data grouping analysis purposes.

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The main point here is whether the data analysis being done is specific or general.

Joe Bloggs is responsible for incident data analysis.

Conveys that Joe Bloggs' job is to do incident data analysis more generally, whilst,

Joe Bloggs is responsible for the incident data analysis.

Would convey that Joe is responsible for the analysis for this specific incident.

  • Edited the question. – Mike Y Jul 23 '16 at 19:04
  • In the example you give it is still relating to a specific analysis, it is relating to the corresponding analysis which is specific to the incident – BladorthinTheGrey Jul 23 '16 at 19:10
  • Still confused. From the context it's clear that the example above doesn't refer to a specific incident, but rather to a collection of incidents. – Mike Y Jul 23 '16 at 19:19
  • I think you might have interpreted it wrong, as I see it, the article is saying "attention is then directed to the incident's data analysis which includes data for different points of view etc.". So in the end the the shows that it is pointing to a specific analysis. – BladorthinTheGrey Jul 23 '16 at 19:23

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