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International Corpus of English

Description: ICE is an international corpus venture which involves a number of participants based in different countries. Each participant is producing a corpus of local English, with the dual aim of creating a separate corpus of local English for each participating country, and also allowing comparison of different local standards. Each corpus is based upon a standard design: 500 texts of approximately 2000 words each, giving a total of one million words per corpus. Texts in the corpus date from 1990 to 1996 inclusive. Common elements include both spoken and written texts, divided into various categories. The corpora are being tagged at various levels to enhance their value in linguistic research. The ICE corpora will be distributed with a dedicated retrieval package, ICECUP, which will allow users to search the corpora for lexical items, textual markup, grammatical syntactic labels, and a combination of these. The British ICE corpus is scheduled for completion in September 1997; other national or regional components will be available after this date.

Requirements: PC running Windows 3.1 or above with a CD-ROM drive.

Further information: from the ICE web site at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/english-usage/ice.htm

Distributor: Survey of English Usage, University College London, Gower Street, London WClE 6BT, UK. Email: g.nelson@ucl.ac.uk

Price: Not yet available.

Version available at CTI Centre: None.

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