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LINGUIST List 22.1938

Thu May 05 2011

FYI: VOICE XML and VOICE 1.1 Online Available

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        1.     Marie-Luise Pitzl , VOICE XML and VOICE 1.1 Online Available

Message 1: VOICE XML and VOICE 1.1 Online Available
Date: 05-May-2011
From: Marie-Luise Pitzl <marie-luise.pitzlunivie.ac.at>
Subject: VOICE XML and VOICE 1.1 Online Available
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We are pleased to inform you that as of today, VOICE XML is available for
download via the VOICE website (www.univie.ac.at/voice)!

VOICE seeks to redress the balance by providing a sizeable,
computer-readable corpus of English as it is spoken by this non-native
speaking majority of users in different contexts. These speakers use
English successfully on a daily basis all over the world, in their
personal, professional or academic lives. We therefore see them primarily
not as language learners but as language users in their own right. It is
therefore clearly worth finding out just how they use the language. This is
exactly what VOICE seeks to make possible.

VOICE XML is licensed under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/) and includes all corpus
texts in XML format as well as derived HTML and TXT versions of the corpus
with reduced mark-up. For more information on VOICE XML see
https://www.univie.ac.at/voice/page/corpus_availability_xml and consult the
README file included in the download package.

In addition, the release of VOICE XML also marks the release of VOICE 1.1,
an updated version of the corpus that includes minor revisions in some of
the corpus texts. As of today, the web interface of VOICE Online is
therefore updated to VOICE 1.1 Online
(https://www.univie.ac.at/voice/page/corpus_availability_online).

We hope you will find these additional resources helpful, and we are
looking forward to receiving any kind of feedback you might have (please
mail to voiceunivie.ac.at).

We have recently started a new subsection on VOICE-based publications on
our website and would like to invite you to let us know when you (have)
publish(ed) or present(ed) work which makes use of VOICE Online and/or
VOICE XML.

Best wishes,

Barbara Seidlhofer, Stefan Majewski, Ruth Osimk, Marie-Luise Pitzl, Michael
Radeka

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

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