the SD and SL interchange specification – SX. – examples (eg . conditions cross-reference table data modules in SD. Engineers & Technicians – Documentation Standards ATA /AECMA D – Could any kindly soul point me in the direction of a website or. In the late s, the Association of European Airlines (AEA) asked the European Association of Aerospace Industries (AECMA, now ASD – ).

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Interest in STE has also increased dramatically in the areas of language services, professional translation and interpreting, as well as in the academic world. Items of information, which are repeated in different contexts, for example, warnings, opening and closing procedures, can be stored once as a single data module and can be used many times in different contexts.

A data module is defined as ‘a self contained unit of data. The results confirmed that a simplified language was necessary. An actual XML hierarchy must be designed specifically for each different knowledge domain.

In addition to having a unique name, each data module consists of two parts: Complex sentence structure and the large number of meanings and synonyms that many English words have can cause confusion.

Retrieved from ” https: In aviation, it is mandatory to correctly understand maintenance and operation documentation to make sure that systems operate 1000dd and correctly and to protect human lives. Information is stored in the CSDB in small chunks, called data modules. This page was last edited on 3 Augustat Fortunately, some of the best minds in the field began working in the s to hammer out a standard that would help facilitate a revolution in the world of technical documentation.

This aecka considerable savings in data maintenance and enhances data configuration 0100d. Whilst the title restricts its use to technical documentation it has been demonstrated that the principles of the specification can easily be applied to non-technical documentation. A small to medium project will often consist of 10, or more data modules.

There is an interface specification with SL Issue 1. There are no additional charges or royalties required. The combination of data module code, information types and DM metadata allows a selection of subsets of information to be chosen by query or table of contents designed to 0100d a specific users needs. It is an XML specification for preparing, managing, and using equipment maintenance and operations information.


Cover Pages: AECMA SD Standard (Specification D)

It provides for creation of documentation using the principles of modularity and minimalism, supporting the “ability to readily identify relevant information at the lowest level possible. List of document markup languages. The standard originated with the European Association of Aerospace Industries AECMAwhich represents the aerospace industry in the fifteen European Union nations in matters of common interest-technical, financial, legal, and economic.

SD can be downloaded for free at its official project website. Many readers have a limited knowledge of English. These two groups explored the existing controlled languages and researched texts in several maintenance manuals. The DTD and Schemas have a modular form.

Structure charts produced from the analysis of different data module types were included in this phase.

Receive daily news updates from Managing Editor, Robin Cover. It is this feature together with the modular approach to data creation and storage that makes the specification so acceptable to the wider international community The modular concept assists in the generation and simplification of electronic commenting procedures by its ability to aevma identify relevant information at the lowest level possible.

Documentation Standards ATA 100/AECMA 1000D

To request your copy, please follow the instructions on the Downloads page. SD is an international specification for the procurement and production of technical publications. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Aevma Policy. AECMA SD “incorporates a methodology for storing data in electronic form and provides the capability to output information both in electronic and, if required, paper format.

Data modules have two sections: STE was developed to help the readers of English-language documentation understand what they read, particularly when these readers are non-native English speakers. Retrieved 30 January Information generated is in neutral format, which means it can be used on disparate IT systems. With its European origin, the standard has naturally penetrated Europe more quickly than the United States This modular design of DTD and Schemas allows for incremental update when new types of data modules are required.


Knowledge so partitioned and classified can therefore be shared among many publications, and updating of items in the underlying SD XML document aecmx automatically affect updating of the dependent publications. English is the international language of science, technology and human relations. Issue 7 of the specification fully replaces ascma previous issues and revisions. When change is required only the single DM needs to be changed whilst the changed information appears throughout the output, an example of the fundamental CALS philosophy of ‘create once, use many times’ It is also the language of the aerospace and defense industry.

SGML and XML are system and afcma independent data formats, thus enabling interchange of technical information across software applications.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The specification has since been modified for use with land, sea, and commercial equipment. However, it is not often the native language of the readers of technical documentation.

AECMA/ASD SD – Arakanga

Aecna purpose of storing discrete chunks of information in the database is to promote reuse of the information in as many different technical documents as possible.

SD requires a document to be aecmx down into individual data items called Data Modules which can be marked with individual XML labels and metadata, and be part of a hierarchical XML structure. Today, the success of STE is such that other industries use it beyond its original intended purpose of aerospace maintenance documentation.

That has resulted in new documentation being written for every new product, even if the product is likely comprised of many of the same physical components and sub-components used in other products.