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 - written component; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
NIGERIA (ICE-NG - written component). The corpus is available here.
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If you download the licence form (PDF, 82 KB) and return it to email@example.com 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)
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