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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Retrieved from ” https: English is the international language of science, technology and human relations. Today, the success of STE is such that other industries use it beyond its original intended purpose of aerospace maintenance documentation. The results confirmed that a simplified language was necessary. The approved words can only be used according to their specified meaning. It is a carefully limited and standardized subset of English. So STE does not allow do not go close to the landing gearbut it does allow do not go near the landing gear.

This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat Simplified Technical English is claimed [ by whom? Abercraf Cardiff Gower Port Talbot. Bermuda Falkland Islands Guyana. The dictionary includes entries of both approved and unapproved words. 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.


In addition to basic STE vocabulary listed in the Dictionary, Section 1, Wordsgives explicit guidelines for adding technical names and technical verbs that writers need to describe technical information. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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.

I’d Rather be Writing. Check date values in: For other simplified forms of English, see Simplifiex English. Boeing has developed a Simplified English Checker to assist during development. HyperSTE is a plugin tool offered by Etteplan to check content for adherence to the rules and simppified of the specification.

It also contains a dictionary of approx. 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. Views Read Edit View history. Over 3, copies of Issue 6 of the specification were distributed. The writing rules rule wording, explanatory texts, and examples and the dictionary have been fully revised. English portal Constructed languages portal.

Issue 7 of the specification fully replaces all previous issues and revisions.

ASD-STE – Simplified Technical English for Aerospace and Defense

For example, they require writers to:. It is also the language of the aerospace and defense industry. The Writing Rules also specify restrictions on grammar and style usage. In the absence of third-party endorsement or published scientific studies, such claims should be considered unconfirmed.

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. Word lists by frequency and number of words.

Simplified Technical English

Inafter an investigation into the different types of controlled languages that existed in other industries, the AECMA decided to produce its own controlled English. However, these claims come mostly from those who have invested in developing it, implementing it or supporting it. STE simplidied developed to help the readers of English-language documentation understand what they read, particularly when these readers are non-native English speakers.


There were also European airlines englosh had to translate parts of their maintenance documentation into other languages for their local mechanics.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The verb can express close a door or close a circuitbut cannot be used in other senses for example to close the meeting simllified to close a business. English language Technical communication Controlled natural languages Simplified languages Controlled English English for specific purposes.

In aviation, it is mandatory to correctly understand maintenance and aecmq documentation to make sure that systems operate safely and correctly and to protect human lives. Academic Word List Interest in STE has also increased dramatically in the areas of language services, professional translation and interpreting, as well as in the academic world.

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. This standard is adcma every 3 years.

However, it is not often the native language of the readers of technical documentation. The adjective “close” appears in the Dictionary as an unapproved word with the suggested approved alternative “near”. Writers are simplufied guidelines for adding technical names and technical verbs to their documentation. Varieties by geographic location.