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Are there any guidelines for the amount of information which should be present in a sentence? Consider the following sentences:

In this section we describe the algorithm for data extraction from a webpage using a wrapper, which has been created by the user through the GUI explained in the previous sections.

In this section we describe the algorithm for data extraction from a webpage using a wrapper, which has been created by the user through the GUI explained in the previous sections.

In this section we describe the algorithm for data extraction from a webpage using a wrapper, which has been created by the user through the GUI explained in the previous sections.

I know that I can sometimes rely on the context to avoid repeating information.

Which of the sentences above do you recommend?

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    They all work! This is a problem of context! How can I possibly know what information you should include when I don't know what comes before or after? Really, only you can answer. Just ask yourself: Is it obvious that it's data extraction from a webpage? Do I need to say the GUI is the one explained in previous sections? I can only tell you that you can omit your relative pronoun for brevity.
    – JMB
    Commented Jun 23, 2015 at 8:19
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    In general I recommend you do more reading of material written by native English speakers so you will have a better idea of how much information usually goes in a sentence in English.
    – user6951
    Commented Jun 23, 2015 at 8:33

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It is never a bad idea to express the core idea clearly and succinctly.

In this section we describe an algorithm for extracting data from a webpage.

When it follows a series of nouns, "which" can often cause the reader to stumble, and it does no harm to repeat a noun.

The algorithm utilizes the wrapper created in the previous section.

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