Simplified Technical English, ASD-STE Issue 6. Highlights. Page HI Highlights. This Issue 6 of the specification replaces all previous issues. English is the official language for technical documentation in the aerospace and defense industries. However, many end-users are confused. ASD-STE Simplified Technical English extends the concepts of plain English. ASD-STE brings engineering rigour to the English.

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It includes a set of approximately 66 technical writing rules and a basic general vocabulary dictionary of approximately approved words for writing technical documentation. The oil is poisonous. The international language of many industries is English, and English is the language most used for writing technical documentation. Although Simplified Technical English originates from the aerospace and defence industries, it can easily be customised and applied to any other industry, including machinery, automotive, electronics, IT and medical equipment.

For example, they require writers to:. ASD-STE Simplified Technical Englishor Simplified Englishis the original name of a controlled language specification originally developed for aerospace industry maintenance manuals. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Complex sentence structure and the large number of meanings and synonyms that many English words have can cause confusion. These benefits should not be overlooked as products and their accompanying documentation are increasingly shipped to many countries worldwide where English is not the main language used.

Boeing has developed a Simplified English Checker to assist during development. This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat For example, even the U.

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Given the abundance of these terms they can comprise more than half the words in your dictionarybuilding out your own dictionary to supplement the STE dictionary is essential.

For other simplified forms of English, see Simple English. Over 3, copies of Issue 6 of the specification were distributed.

Our customised STE training solutions that range from one to three training days will help you expand your knowledge of the fundamental principles of documentation managementas well as highlight the importance of Simplified Technical English writing rules and terminology management to help you capitalise on your existing legacy documentation and translation memory databases.


For example, words or phrases asdd as overhead panelgreasepropellerto ream zte100, and to drill are not listed in the Stte100, but qualify as approved terms under the guidelines in Part 1, Section 1 specifically, Writing Rules 1.

It also contains a dictionary of approx. There were also European airlines that had to translate parts of their maintenance documentation into other languages for their local mechanics. Text based on Simplified Technical English is also cheaper and faster to translate. In general, there is only one word for one meaning, and one part of speech for one word.

Although the original focus was on asv documentation for the aerospace industry, Simplified Technical English has since expanded to other technical industries. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.

Simplified Technical English

Dialects and accents of Modern English by continent. Issue 7 of the specification fully replaces all previous issues and revisions. The verb can express close a door or close a circuit tse100, but cannot be used in other senses for example to close the meeting or to close a business.

These words were chosen for their simplicity and ease of recognition. Consistent terminology facilitates your task of indexing and helps users to find pertinent information faster by eliminating unnecessary synonyms and spelling variants. Although the STE structure is stable and consolidated, the language has to be kept in line with the technology evolution and amended on the basis of the continuous and important feedback received from the users.

Consequently, whether the majority of your audience is made up of native or non-native speakers of the English languagegetting your message dte100 clearly becomes faster and easier.


However, these claims come mostly from those who have invested in developing zsd, implementing it or supporting it. STE makes technical texts easy to understand by all readers and can be regarded as an important and valuable resource for technical writing to simplify the correct understanding of the maintenance instructions by the operators, remove linguistic barriers and reduce Human Factors risks.


It can be difficult to remember the words in the STE dictionary and 65 writing rules. The linguistic-based checker uses a sophisticated rule English grammar and parser, which is augmented with special functions that check for violations of the Simplified English standard.

English language Technical communication Controlled natural languages Simplified languages Controlled English English for specific purposes.

Then, it became also a requirement for Defence projects, including Land and Sea vehicles. Together, the dictionary and writing rules help writers produce clear and consistent documentation.

My brain skims over words and sentences it has st100 dozens of times. Complex technical instructions can be misunderstood and misunderstandings can lead to accidents.

The results confirmed that a simplified language was necessary. The Writing Rules differentiate between two types of topics: Text written in Simplified Technical English shows improved readability and translatability.

The dictionary ste10 entries of both approved and unapproved words.

Fall could refer to a season, a decline, or about 10 other meanings. It was initially applicable to commercial aviation. The Dictionary has sufficient words to express any technical sentence. Bermuda Falkland Islands Guyana. To request your copy, please follow the instructions on the Downloads page. Ads, the success of STE is such that other industries use it beyond its original intended purpose of aerospace maintenance documentation.

Inafter an investigation into the different types of controlled languages that existed in other industries, the AECMA decided to produce its own controlled As. Using tools to assist with writing I write a lot — both at work at and on this blog. The words were chosen for their simplicity and ease of recognition. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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