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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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The Dictionary has sufficient words to express any technical sentence. Boeing has developed a Simplified English Checker to assist during development.

Purpose and objectives of STE The international language of many industries is English, and English is the language most used for writing technical documentation. Then, it became also a requirement for Defence projects, including Land and Sea vehicles.

The international language of many industries is English, and English is the language most used for writing technical documentation.

Simplified Technical English – Wikipedia

It is also the language of the aerospace and defense industry. However, these claims come mostly from those who have invested in developing it, implementing it or supporting it. I’d Rather be Writing. English language Technical communication Controlled natural languages Simplified languages Controlled English English for specific purposes. STE was developed to help the readers of English-language documentation understand what they read, particularly when these readers are non-native English speakers.


The Writing Rules differentiate between two types of topics: There were also European airlines that had to translate parts of their maintenance documentation into other languages for their local mechanics. Academic Word List Simplified English is specifivation used as a generic term for a controlled language.

These words were chosen for their simplicity specjfication ease of recognition. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Writing Rules cover aspects of grammar and style ; the Dictionary specifies the general words that can be used.

HyperSTE is a plugin tool offered by Etteplan to check content for adherence to the rules and grammar of the specification. Control of additional specific vocabularies is, of course, the responsibility of the companies or the projects themselves.

ASD-STE100, Simplified Technical English for aerospace and defense

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 it was not intended for use as a general writing specificatioon, it has been successfully adopted by other industries and for a wide range of document types. Complex technical instructions can be misunderstood and misunderstandings can lead to accidents.

This standard is released every 3 years. Issue 7 of the specification fully replaces all previous issues and revisions. Abercraf Cardiff Gower Port Talbot. This section does not cite any sources. Complex sentence structure and the large number of meanings and synonyms that many English words have can cause confusion.


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Writers are given guidelines for adding technical names and technical verbs to their documentation. Dialects and accents of Modern English by continent.

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In general, there is only one word for one meaning, and one part of speech for one word. The dictionary includes entries of both approved and unapproved words.

Retrieved from ” https: 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. In the absence of third-party endorsement or published scientific studies, such claims should be considered unconfirmed.

The verb can express close a door or close a circuitbut cannot be used in other senses for example to close the meeting or to close a business. Over 3, copies of Issue 6 of the specification were distributed.