cation s own s. AECM Simplified. English. SE). t deals ith he anguage and riting tyle f he for ocumentation hat is ritten o the T civil aircra . ASD Simplified Technical English (ASD-STE), formerly known as AECMA Simplified English, is an international specification for writing. CONTROLLED LANGUAGE. ▷ AECMA Simplified English (SE). ▷ Attempto Controlled English. ▷ Alcatel’s COGRAM. ▷ IBM’s Easy English. ▷ GM’s CASL.

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The results confirmed that a simplified language was necessary. 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. I’d Rather be Writing. So STE does not allow do not go close to the landing gearbut it does allow do not go near the landing gear.

STE was developed to help the readers of English-language documentation understand what they read, particularly when these readers are non-native English speakers.

English is the international language of science, technology and human relations. Complex sentence structure and the large number of meanings and synonyms that many English words have can cause confusion. HyperSTE is a plugin tool offered by Etteplan to check content for adherence to the rules and grammar of the specification. Academic Word List These two groups explored the existing controlled languages and researched simppified in several maintenance manuals.

ASD-STE – Simplified Technical English for Aerospace and Defense

In the absence of third-party endorsement or published scientific studies, such claims should be considered unconfirmed. 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. For example, they require writers to:.


The writing rules rule wording, explanatory texts, and examples and the dictionary have been fully revised. Word lists by frequency and number of words. enlish

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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.

Dialects and accents of Modern English by continent. Northern Ireland Scotland Scottish Highlands. For example, the word “close” can only be used in one of two meanings:. English language Technical communication Controlled natural languages Simplified languages Controlled English English for specific purposes.

This standard is released every 3 years. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.

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Varieties by geographic location. Interest in STE has also increased dramatically in the areas of language services, professional translation and interpreting, as well as in the academic world. Issue 7 of the specification fully replaces all previous issues and revisions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Many readers have a limited knowledge of English. It is also the language of the aerospace and defense industry. Bermuda Falkland Islands Guyana. Check date values in: The approved words can only be used according to their specified meaning.


It is a carefully limited and standardized subset of English.


However, it is not often the native language of the readers of technical documentation. English portal Constructed languages portal. There were also European airlines that had to simplifisd parts of their maintenance documentation into other languages for their local mechanics.

STE is mandated by several commercial and military specifications that control the style and content of maintenance documentation, most notably ASD SD. December Learn how and when to remove this template message.

However, these claims come mostly from those who have invested in developing it, implementing it or supporting it. Dublin South and West Ulster.

For other simplified forms of English, see Simple English. Abercraf Cardiff Gower Port Talbot. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. For example, words or siimplified such as overhead panelgreasepropellerto reamand to drill are not listed in the Dictionary, but qualify as approved terms under the guidelines in Part 1, Section 1 specifically, Writing Rules 1.

Writers are given guidelines for adding technical names and technical verbs to their documentation.

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