I'm describing a software design in a proposal document of mine, and I want to express my intention of the design being up-to-date, taking into consideration existing publications and available examples in its field. But I want to make this distinct from being novel, i.e. going even beyond what's been proposed or presented in other work. My best choice of term so far is "up to date". In Hebrew there's the construct עדכני which is also literally "up to date", but has an additional shade of meaning making it better suitable for my need; and there's a corresponding noun, עדכנות.
I would like a better word in English, especially in noun form but also for the adjective.
- If you don't speak Hebrew, ignore what I said about the Hebrew word, a suggestion just having to do with English is fine.
- Being up-to-date is not binary, i.e. you can be partially up-to-date, or more, or less, up-to-date. I need that semantic aspect.