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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Writers are given guidelines for adding technical asf and technical verbs to their documentation. Together, the dictionary and writing rules help writers produce clear and consistent documentation.

Fall could refer to a season, a decline, or about 10 other meanings. Interest in STE has also increased dramatically in the areas of ste10 services, professional translation and interpreting, as well as in the academic world.

Views Read Edit View history. The Writing Rules also specify restrictions on grammar and style usage. Together, this controlled language is formalized into a specification called ASD-STE, which many regulatory industries must follow to ensure clear, consistent content.

So STE does not allow do not go close to the landing gearbut it does allow do not go near the landing gear. Today, the success of STE is such that other industries want to use it beyond its intended purpose of maintenance documentation and outside the Aerospace and Defence domains.

Although the sad focus was on maintenance documentation for the aerospace industry, Simplified Technical English has since expanded to other technical industries.

Grammar rules for instance, promote the use of the active voice and simple present tense to clearly identify the doer of a particular action so as to avoid miscommunication and ambiguous ste00 during the localisation process. To help with this, there are various tools you can install as plugins in your authoring environment. There were also European airlines that had to translate parts of their maintenance documentation into other languages for their local mechanics.

Simplified Technical English

It can go through your skin and into your body. For other simplified forms of English, see Simple English. In aviation, it is mandatory to correctly understand maintenance and operation documentation to make sure that systems operate safely and correctly and to protect human lives. However, it is not often the native language of the readers of technical documentation.


Text based on Simplified Technical English is also cheaper and faster to translate. Ste10 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. Purpose and objectives of STE The international language of many industries is English, and English is the language most used for writing technical documentation.

The STE dictionary limits the allowed vocabulary to words that have direct and clear meaning. Many readers have a limited knowledge of English. For example, the word “close” can only be used in one of two meanings:. The approved words can only be used according to their specified meaning.

HyperSTE is a plugin tool offered by Etteplan to check content for adherence to the rules and grammar of the specification. Word lists by frequency and number of words.

The training that Etteplan provides distinguishes it from other companies offering similar services.

Given the abundance of these terms they can comprise azd than half the words xsd your dictionarybuilding out your own dictionary to supplement the STE dictionary is essential. Inafter an investigation into the different types of controlled languages that existed in other industries, the AECMA decided to produce its own controlled English.

The Dictionary has sufficient words to express any technical sentence.

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Check date values in: Etteplan, a asf services company based in Europe, Asia and North America, offers a plugin called HyperSTE that integrates with most help authoring tools. Not only would the tools help me spot the errors quickly and efficiently, tools could reduce the cognitive load that comes with writing and editing all day.

The Writing Rules cover aspects of grammar and style ; the Dictionary specifies the general words that can be used. Dialects and accents of Modern English by continent.

Kasier provides this before and after the sentence:. Simplified Technical English STE consists of a dictionary of allowed words and a set of writing rules. Northern Ireland Ass Scottish Highlands.


In the absence of sts100 endorsement aasd published scientific studies, such claims should be considered unconfirmed. 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. It is a carefully limited and standardized subset of English. 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.

It includes a set of approximately 66 technical writing rules and a basic general vocabulary dictionary of approximately approved words for writing technical documentation.

This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat In addition to the specified general vocabulary, STE accepts the use of company-specific or project-oriented technical words referred to in STE as Technical Names and Technical Verbsproviding that they fit into one of the categories listed in the Specification.

English portal Constructed languages portal. Simplified Technical English is claimed [ by whom? Many readers have limited knowledge of English, and are ssd confused by complex sentence structures and by stee100 number of meanings and synonyms which English words can have.

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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. The Writing Rules differentiate between two types of topics: It is also the language of the aerospace and defense industry. STE was developed to help the readers of English-language documentation understand what they read, particularly when these readers are non-native English speakers.

It also contains a dictionary of approx. Injuries, losses and costly legal liabilities can occur as a result of unclear documentation and ambiguous translations. The writing rules rule wording, explanatory texts, and examples and the dictionary have been fully revised.