Simplified Technical English (STE) is one of the most popular controlled languages in technical documentation. STE originates from the aerospace industry, but is also used in other areas of technical documentation. The set of rules limits and standardizes the English language. It consists of a collection of writing rules and a dictionary with limited vocabulary.
Used correctly, STE can result in texts that are easy to understand for all readers: for an international audience, for native speakers and non-native speakers, and for experts and laymen alike.