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Is usage of "in more detail" as an equivalent of "to explain in more detail" at the beginning of a sentence awkward? (see example below)

In this chapter we present the evaluation setup. In more detail, we define the dataset and the location and time models. We then introduce...

if it is not idiomatic, what is the correct equivalent that can be used?

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  • If all you are doing is putting more detail on the immediately preceding sentence, then all you need is "That is,".
    – Andrew Leach
    Sep 29, 2017 at 8:56

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I would re-word this to get a better 'flow' as in

In this chapter we present the evaluation setup and define the data set, the location and time models. We then introduce...

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  • And if you wanted to capture the "essence" of what the chapter's for, as "In this chapter we present the evaluation setup." does, make the title of the chapter "Evaluation Setup"
    – TripeHound
    Sep 29, 2017 at 10:58
  • Does one need to set a comma after "In this chapter, (...)"?
    – Ian
    Sep 29, 2017 at 11:21
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I have found this equivalent (using more specifically):

In this chapter we present the evaluation setup. More specifically, we define the dataset and the location and time models and introduce...

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