Subject: Release of the ICE-GB Corpus
From: uclegen@ucl.ac.uk (G. Nelson)
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Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 12:47:06 +0100
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The Survey of English Usage, University College London, is pleased to 
announce the release of the ICE-GB corpus, the British component of the 
International Corpus of English (ICE).  

ICE-GB is a fully parsed corpus of adult British English from the 1990s. It 
contains 300 spoken texts and 200 written texts  -  a total of 1 million 
words. The texts are distributed across 32 categories, including private 
conversations, telephone calls, court proceedings, broadcasts, social 
letters, examination scripts, and academic writing. 

ICE-GB has been grammatically analysed at wordclass level, and at the 
function and category levels. The analyses are presented as labelled 
syntactic trees  -  83,419 trees in total. 

The corpus is distributed with its own dedicated retrieval software, ICECUP.  

ICE-GB and ICECUP are available now on CD-ROM. 

A Sample Corpus of ten parsed texts, together with ICECUP, may be downloaded 
FREE from our website, at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/english-usage/

With apologies for cross postings. 

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Dr Gerald Nelson,
Survey of English Usage,
University College London, 
Gower St,
London WC1E 6BT, UK

Email: g.nelson@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: 0171-419-3120 (direct line)
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/english-usage/
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