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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STE was developed to help the readers of English-language documentation understand what they read, particularly when these readers are non-native English speakers.
Many readers have limited knowledge of English, and are easily confused by complex sentence structures and by the number of meanings and synonyms which English words can have.
I’d Rather be Writing. Simplified Technical English is claimed [ by whom?
These words were chosen for their simplicity and ease of recognition. The key factor for the creation of a controlled and simplified form of English was essentially a request from the customers i. HyperSTE is a plugin tool offered by Etteplan to check content for adherence to the rules and grammar of the specification. But I would absolutely welcome more tools to aid in identifying problem areas.
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Achieve consistency across all documentation types by aligning people and documentation strategies on a global scale. As a consequence, today, primary texts of maintenance manuals are mostly written in STE. Although Simplified Technical English originates from the aerospace and defence industries, ad can easily be customised and applied to any other industry, including machinery, automotive, electronics, IT and medical equipment.
It includes a ste10 of approximately 66 technical writing rules and a basic general vocabulary dictionary of approximately approved words for writing technical documentation. Do not get the engine oil on ste100 skin. Keep current with the latest trends in technical communication by subscribing zte100 the I’d Rather Be Writing newsletter.
The more I try to refine content, the blinder I become to it. The result of combining a controlled vocabulary with this grammar yields content that is clear and easy to follow, especially for non-native speakers. 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. Simplified Technical English STE is an approach to writing developed by the aerospace and defense industries to simplify technical documentation.
Injuries, losses and costly legal liabilities can occur as a result of unclear documentation and ambiguous translations. In asdd, there is only one word for one meaning, and one part of speech for one word.
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Text written in Simplified Technical English shows improved readability and translatability. The synthetic lubricating oil used in this engine contains additives which, if azd to come into contact with the skin for prolonged periods, can be toxic through absorption. Abercraf Cardiff Gower Port Talbot.
Purpose and objectives of STE The international language of many industries is English, and English is the language most used for writing technical documentation. For example, words or phrases 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. This standard is released every 3 years.
Not ad 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. STE makes technical texts easy to understand by all readers and can be regarded as an important and valuable resource for technical writing to simplify the correct understanding of the maintenance stw100 by the operators, remove linguistic barriers and reduce Human Factors stte100.
So STE does not allow do not go close to the landing gearbut it does allow do not go near the landing gear. Although the original focus was on maintenance documentation for the aerospace industry, Simplified Technical English has since expanded to other technical industries. 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.
To request your copy, please follow the instructions on the Downloads page. The results confirmed that a simplified language was necessary. This section does not cite any sources. Views Read Edit View history. Complex technical instructions can be misunderstood and misunderstandings can lead to accidents.
The Writing Rules also specify restrictions on grammar and style usage. Although mostly aerospace companies are required to adhere to the ASD-STE specification, companies in other industries follow it as well.
The international language of many industries is English, and English is the language most used for writing technical documentation. English language Technical communication Controlled natural languages Simplified languages Controlled English English for specific purposes. Simplified English is sometimes used as a generic term for a controlled language. Consistent terminology facilitates your task of indexing and helps users to find pertinent information faster by eliminating unnecessary synonyms and spelling variants.
ASD-STE100, Simplified Technical English for aerospace and defense
Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. 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.
My brain skims over words and sentences it has seen dozens of times. The oil is poisonous. These 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.
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The Writing Rules cover aspects of grammar and style ; the Dictionary specifies the general words that asr be used. 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 translations during the localisation process.
The adjective “close” appears in the Dictionary as an unapproved word with the suggested approved alternative “near”.