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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AECMA/ASD SD – Arakanga
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 requires a document to be broken 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. Each item of information, therefore, carries all its own configuration data The specification is free to download and use, although it is recommended that advice be sought on the best methods for implementing an SD repository.
There are no additional charges or royalties required. The 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. 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.
It is also the language of the aerospace and defense industry.
Documentation Standards ATA 100/AECMA 1000D
SD is an international specification for the procurement and production of technical publications. This modular design of DTD and Schemas allows for incremental update when new types of data modules are required. A data module is defined as ‘a self contained unit of aec,a. An actual XML hierarchy must be designed specifically for each different knowledge domain. There is an interface specification with SL Issue 1. Retrieved 30 January SGML and XML are system and platform independent data formats, thus enabling interchange of technical information across software applications.
Information is stored in the CSDB in small chunks, called data modules. Complex sentence structure and the large number of meanings and synonyms that many English words have can cause confusion. 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.
When change is required only the single DM needs to be changed whilst the changed information appears throughout the output, an example of the aecam CALS philosophy of ‘create once, use many times’ This page was last edited on 3 Augustat The DTD and Schemas have a modular form.
In aviation, it is mandatory to correctly understand maintenance and operation documentation to make sure that systems operate safely and correctly and 1000d protect human lives.
To request your copy, please follow the instructions on the Downloads page. Today, the success of STE is such that aevma industries use it beyond its original intended purpose of aerospace maintenance documentation.
List of document markup languages. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This permits the updating of single data items without necessarily changing the path down the XML tree which points to them. However, it is not 1000s the native language of the readers of technical documentation. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history.
Knowledge so partitioned and classified can therefore be shared among many publications, and updating of items in the underlying SD XML document will automatically affect updating of the dependent publications. 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.
That standard is Specification D SD. Issue 7 of the specification fully replaces all previous issues and revisions.
With its European origin, the standard has naturally penetrated Europe more quickly than the United States Interest in STE has also increased dramatically in the areas aaecma language services, professional translation and interpreting, as well as in the academic world.
SD can be downloaded for free at its official project website.
Cover Pages: AECMA SD Standard (Specification D)
Items of information, which are repeated in different contexts, aefma example, warnings, opening and closing procedures, can be stored once as a single data module and can be used many times in different contexts. STE was developed to help the readers of English-language documentation understand what they read, particularly when these readers are non-native English speakers.
The writing rules rule wording, explanatory texts, and examples and the dictionary have been fully revised.
This provides considerable savings in data maintenance and enhances data configuration control. This metadata controls the actual use of the information. 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. 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 meet a specific users needs.
The specification has since been modified for use with land, sea, and commercial equipment. It is an XML specification for preparing, managing, and using equipment maintenance and operations information. English is the international language of science, technology and human relations.
Aefma is this feature together with the modular approach to data creation and storage that makes the specification so acceptable to the wider international community In addition, it defines a Common Source Data Base CSDB to provide source information for compilation of the publications and for use in electronic logistics information systems to deliver modules 1000d information direct to the user.
The modular concept assists in the generation and simplification of electronic commenting 1000v by its ability to readily identify relevant information at the lowest level possible. Each module has its own identifier-the data module code DMC -that aids in ensuring that every piece of information placed in the CSDB is unique. Information generated is in neutral format, which means 1000f can be used on disparate IT systems. The results confirmed that a simplified language was necessary.