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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How does STE work?

Simplified English is sometimes used as a generic term for a controlled language. The synthetic lubricating oil used in this engine contains additives which, if allowed to come into contact with the skin for prolonged periods, can be toxic through absorption. Etteplan, a technical services company based in Europe, Asia and North America, offers a plugin called HyperSTE that integrates with most help authoring tools. I’d Rather be Writing.

In general, there is only one word for one meaning, and one part of speech for one word. STE was developed to help the readers of English-language documentation understand what they read, particularly when these readers are non-native English speakers.

However, it is not often the native language of the readers of technical documentation. Check date values in: Tse100 Dictionary has sufficient words to express any technical sentence.

Consequently, whether the majority of your audience is made up of native or non-native speakers of the English languagegetting your message across clearly becomes faster and easier. Although Simplified Technical English originates from the aerospace and defence industries, stee100 can easily be customised and applied to any other industry, including machinery, automotive, electronics, IT and medical equipment.

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. But I would absolutely welcome more tools to aid in identifying problem areas. HyperSTE is a plugin tool offered by Etteplan to check content for adherence to the rules and grammar of the specification.

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Mostly, I rely on my own judgment to identify poor constructions, grammar errors, typos, and style issues.

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.

Varieties by geographic location. Complex technical instructions can be misunderstood and misunderstandings can lead to accidents. Achieve consistency across all documentation types by aligning people and documentation ete100 on a global scale. The international language of many industries is English, and English is the language most used for writing technical documentation. Bermuda Falkland Islands Guyana.

There are more than 65 writing rules. The results confirmed that a simplified language was necessary.

Interest in STE has also increased ste100 in the areas of language services, professional translation and interpreting, as well as in the academic world. The aerospace and defense standard started as an industry-regulated writing standard for aerospace maintenance documentation, but has become mandatory for an increasing number of military land vehicle, sea vehicle and weapons programs as well.

For other simplified forms of English, see Simple English. Complex sentence structure and the large number of meanings and synonyms that many English words have can cause confusion.

Simplified Technical English STE is an approach to writing developed by the aerospace and defense industries to simplify technical documentation. The writing rules rule wording, explanatory texts, and examples and the dictionary have been fully revised.

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In the absence of third-party endorsement or published scientific studies, such claims should be considered unconfirmed. Consistent terminology facilitates your task of indexing and helps users to find std100 information faster by eliminating unnecessary synonyms and spelling variants. Then, it became also a requirement ase Defence projects, including Land and Sea vehicles.


Injuries, losses and costly legal liabilities can occur as a result of unclear documentation and ambiguous translations.

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 words were chosen for their simplicity and ease of recognition.

Simplified Technical English

STE is mandated by several commercial and military specifications that control the style and content of maintenance documentation, most notably ASD SD. This section does not cite any sources.

Users of your documentation will benefit from higher translation qualityand mistranslations become a thing of the past. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. STE consists of a dictionary of about allowed words and a set of 65 writing rules. Dialects and accents of Modern English by continent. Together, the dictionary and writing rules help writers produce clear and consistent documentation. The key factor for the creation of a controlled and simplified form of English was essentially a request from the customers i.

Simplified Technical English STE consists of a dictionary of allowed words and a set of writing rules. 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.