Specification ASD-STE European Community Trade Mark No. International specification for the preparation of maintenance documentation. ASD Simplified Technical English (ASD-STE), formerly known as AECMA Simplified English, is an international specification for writing. The STE specification was first released in as the AECMA Simplified English This issue of the ASD-STE specification is dedicated to Dave L. Shaw.

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Retrieved from ” https: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Inafter an investigation into the different types of controlled languages that existed in other industries, the AECMA decided to produce its own controlled English.

STE is regulated for use in the aerospace and defense industries, but other industries have used it as a basis for their own controlled English standards. The international language of many industries is English, and English is the language most used for writing technical documentation. The Writing Rules differentiate between two types of topics: The Writing Rules also specify restrictions on grammar and style usage.

Northern Ireland Scotland Scottish Highlands. Although it was not intended for use as a general writing standard, it has been successfully adopted by other industries and for a wide range of document types.

Simplified Technical English is claimed [ by whom? For example, they require writers to:. Interest in STE has also increased dramatically in the areas of language services, professional translation and interpreting, as well as in the academic world. 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.


This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat Abercraf Cardiff Gower Port Talbot. The approved words can only be used according to their specified meaning. Subsequently, several changes, issues and revisions were released up to the present issue.

In the absence of third-party endorsement or published scientific studies, such claims should be considered unconfirmed. English is the international language of science, technology and human relations. The words were chosen for their simplicity and ease of recognition. Varieties by geographic location. STE was developed to help the readers of English-language documentation understand what they read, particularly when these readers aad-ste100 non-native English speakers.

There were also European airlines that had to asx-ste100 parts of their maintenance documentation into other languages for their local mechanics.

It also contains a dictionary of approx. Today, the success of STE is such that other industries want to use it aed-ste100 its intended purpose of maintenance documentation and outside the Aerospace and Defence domains.

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English language Technical communication Controlled natural languages Simplified languages Controlled English English for specific purposes. Complex sentence structure and the large number of meanings and synonyms that many English words have can cause confusion.

Over 3, copies of Issue 6 of the specification were distributed. STE is mandated by several commercial and military specifications that control the style and content of maintenance documentation, most notably ASD SD. This standard is released every 3 years. However, it is often not the native language of the readers or even of the authors of such documentation. It is also the language of the aerospace and defense industry. 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.



For other simplified forms of English, see Simple English. In addition to basic STE vocabulary listed in the Dictionary, Section 1, Wordsgives explicit guidelines for specificztion technical names and technical verbs that writers need to describe technical information.

Views Read Edit View history. For example, the word “close” can only be used in one of two meanings:. It was initially applicable to commercial aviation.

To request your copy, please follow the spexification on the Downloads page. Bermuda Falkland Islands Guyana. Issue 7 of the specification fully replaces all previous issues and revisions.

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Control of additional specific vocabularies is, of course, the responsibility of the companies or the projects themselves. Dublin South and West Ulster. Word lists by frequency and number of words.