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Term checker for Simplified Technical English (ASD-STE100)

An open-source term checker for ASD Simplified Technical English (ASD-STE100).
ASD-STE100 is an international specification for the preparation of maintenance documentation in a controlled language.

The term checker uses LanguageTool as a framework (www.languagetool.org). Rules specify the terms and the grammar that the term checker will validate. The rules are specified in 2 XML files.

You must customize the rules to include the Technical Names and the Technical Verbs that your organization uses. Optionally, you can customize the rules to make a term checker for other controlled languages.

The primary problems that the term checker identifies are as follows:
* Unknown keywords.
* Not-approved keywords and inflections of not-approved keywords.
* Approved keywords that have an incorrect part of speech. For example, an approved verb that is used as a noun.
* Keywords that frequently are used incorrectly. For example, 'about' means 'concerned with', not 'approximately' or 'around'.
* A combination of approved keywords that is possibly not correct. For example, the verb 'break out' is not approved in this sentence: The fire broke out in the engine.
* Approved keywords that are spelled incorrectly. For example, the past tense of 'smell' is 'smelled', not 'smelt'.
* Noun strings (noun clusters) of more than 3 nouns.
* Some not-approved tenses.
TechScribe
+44 114 232 6776
mike@techscribe.co.uk
52 Stanwood Crescent
Sheffield
S6 5JB
UK

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Term checker for Simplified Technical English (ASD-STE100)