Definition - What does Structured English mean?
Structured English is based on structured logic; it is used when process logic involves formulas or iteration, or when structured decisions are not too complex. Structured English is used to express all logic in terms of sequential structures, decision structures, iterations and case structures. This modified form of English is used to specify the logic of information processes by using a subset of English vocabulary to express process procedures.
Techopedia explains Structured English
Structure statements are developed and defined by using the following types of statements:
- Sequence Structure: This is the single step or action included in the sequence process; it does not depend on the existence of other conditions. If the sequence structure does encounter a condition, it is taken into consideration.
- Decision Structure: This occurs when two or more actions rely on the value of a specific condition. The condition is expanded and the necessary decisions are made.
- Iteration/Repetition Structure: Certain conditions will only occur after specific conditions are executed. Iterative instructions help an analyst describe these specific cases.