Prototype term checker for Simplified Technical English, from Bangor University

For the commercial version of the term checker for ASD-STE100, issue 6, refer to www.simplified-english.co.uk.

In 2011, Language Technologies Unit, Bangor University developed a prototype term checker for ASD Simplified Technical English (ASD-STE100), issue 2. Funding for the project was from an Innovation Voucher (www.innovateuk.org/-/innovation-vouchers).

The prototype term checker helps technical writers to make sure that text conforms to the specification. The term checker identifies possible errors in text. Different colours show different types of possible error. A technical writer can put the pointer over highlighted text, and select alternative text from the list:

Different colours show different problems

Alternatively, the technical writer can correct errors manually.

ASD-STE100 rules for the term checker

The term checker highlights the following types of text:

This term checker uses some 1-word Technical Names that are referenced in ASD-STE100. For a list of the Technical Names in this term checker, refer to ste2-technical-names.txt.

This term checker does not give correct results with 2-word Technical Names.

See also

TechScribe term checker for ASD-STE100 (www.simplified-english.co.uk)

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