Getting Access



To get access to the ICE corpora you or your institution will need valid licences. On the basis of these licences you can then make use of the corpora on your local computer or – where available – search the corpora via our online interface.

Many corpora can be licensed free of charge directly on this site (licence form (PDF, 82 KB)). Some of the corpora cannot be licensed via this web-site and you will have to contact the corpus distributors individually. 

GREAT BRITAIN (ICE-GB - 1m words, POS-tagged and parsed, distributed with ICECUP retrieval software) . Available from: Survey of English Usage, University College London, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT, UK. Order Form

NEW ZEALAND (ICE-NZ - 1m words, lexical) 
Available from: School of Linguistics & Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington PO Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand. Order form
SRI LANKA (ICE-SL -  lexical and POS-tagged with CLAWS C7 tagset)
Available from the Department of English, the University of Giessen, Germany. 
To obtain a copy of the corpus, please email

NIGERIA (ICE-NG - written component). The corpus is available here

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Corpus Download

If you download the licence form (PDF, 82 KB) and return it to or fax it to +41 44 63 44 908

you will receive the credentials to download the following corpora directly from this site: 

CANADA (ICE-CAN - 1m words, lexical) 
JAMAICA (ICE-JA - 1m words, lexical) 
HONG KONG (ICE-HK - 1m words, lexical) 
EAST AFRICA (ICE-EA - Kenya & Tanzania, v 2, 1m words, lexical, including a version for Wordsmith)
INDIA (ICE-IND - 1m-words, lexical) 
SINGAPORE (ICE-SIN - 1m words, lexical) 
PHILIPPINES (ICE-PHI - 1m words, lexical)
USA (ICE-USA, written component - c.400,000 words, lexical)
IRELAND (ICE-IRL - 1m words, lexical)
SPICE-IRELAND (SPICE-IRL - c.600,000 words with prosodic and pragmatic annotation)

Once you have licensed the corpora, you can download them here.

ICE Online

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