Controlling Language in Industry: Controlled Languages for by Stephen Crabbe

By Stephen Crabbe

This ebook offers an in-depth examine of managed languages utilized in technical records from either a theoretical and sensible point of view. It first explores the background of managed languages hired through the producing to form and constrain the knowledge in technical records. the writer then deals a comparative research of latest managed languages and distills the best-practice beneficial properties of these language platforms. He concludes through providing leading edge versions that may be used to advance and trial a brand new managed language. This booklet could be of curiosity to linguists operating in technical conversation, in addition to writers and practitioners thinking about the construction of technical files for firms in a number of industries and geographical locations.

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King, 37–39. Singapore: The Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation. Kirkman, John. 2005. Good Style: Writing for Science and Technology. 2nd ed. London: Routledge. Kirkman, John, Christine Snow, and Ian Watson. 1980. Controlled English in International Documentation. In New Trends in Documentation and Information: Proceedings of the 39th FID Congress, ed.  Taylor, 70–76. London: Aslib. Lee, Arthur. 1993. Controlled English with and Without Machine Translation. In Translating and the Computer 15, ed.

This is explored in more detail in the next section. Bull Controlled English The final controlled language introduced in this chapter is Bull Controlled English (BCE). Groupe Bull (henceforth Bull) is a French manufacturer of computers and consumer electronics. In the early 1990s, Bull decided to develop the technical documents for the setup, operation and maintenance of its key goods first in English and then in other languages in order to reduce the launch time of these goods to international markets.

However, the content of the individual rules is ­different, reflecting their different purpose. The rules control linguistic and organisational features of Caterpillar’s maintenance and repair documents in order to help make the information in them understandable for the native English users, non-native English users and non-English users among Caterpillar’s international service staff. They were developed specifically for Caterpillar’s technical documents, but they do seem to be sufficiently general to have much broader utility.

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