VOICE 3.0 Online BETA

The VOICE CLARIAH beta phase (23 April – 7 May 2021) enables VOICE Online users to test the new functions of the enhanced VOICE 3.0 Online interface in a BETA version, i.e. prior to its planned release in summer 2021. Participants in the beta phase are invited to test the new corpus tools featured in VOICE 3.0 Online and to complete an evaluation form to support the ongoing development of the new user interface in the VOICE CLARIAH project. Access VOICE Online 3.0 BETA with the link provided below. Helpful resources for VOICE 3.0 Online beta testing are provided below.

New features available for testing

Enhanced search functions

VOICE 3.0 Online BETA includes all search functions of the previous VOICE web interfaces. Additionally, new query options make it possible for VOICE users to search for select mark-up features for spoken language (e.g. pauses, laughter, overlaps, etc.). The new VOICE 3.0 interface merges the regular VOICE Online interface with the VOICE POS Online interface. This means that lexical searches and novel searches for conversational mark-up are now possible in combination with annotated POS and lemma tags in the same web interface.

Additional filter categories

VOICE 3.0 Online BETA offers new filter options for selecting speech events according to:

  • number of interactants
  • number of speakers
  • duration
  • number of words
  • speakers’ power relations
  • speakers’ level of acquaintedness
  • availability of audio file

These additional filters complement the original filter categories (domain & speech event type) and can now also be flexibly combined by corpus users.

New style options

VOICE 3.0 Online BETA enables improved customized viewing of search results and VOICE transcripts. In addition to previous ‘flexi style’ categories (e.g. overlaps, pauses, etc.), the new corpus tool allows online users to flexibly display the following new mark-up categories:

  • laughter (as separate category)
  • laughingly spoken
  • lengthening/intonation/emphasis
  • uncertain transcription.

Updated layout & structure

VOICE 3.0 Online BETA combines these new search, filter and style functions in an updated web interface. The enhanced frontend allows VOICE users to view search results and speech events side-by-side and to simultaneously open and smoothly navigate between multiple transcripts.

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