The Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English (VOICE) is a collection of language data, the first computer corpus capturing spoken English as a lingua franca (ELF) interactions. Ever since its first launch in 2009, VOICE has been a valuable open-access resource for research on ELF communication.
More than a decade after its release, an update of the system architecture behind VOICE is required to make the VOICE online applications (VOICE Online and VOICE POS Online) fit for stable, long-term use in research and teaching.
As a first intermediate step, the current VOICE Online interface was moved to a new server provided by the Austrian Center for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in September 2020. For users of VOICE, this means continued, more stable and reliable access to VOICE Online and VOICE POS Online until the new VOICE Online interface is ready in 2021.
Until summer 2021, the VOICE CLARIAH team will develop a new updated backend and frontend for VOICE Online, which will include improved features and some expanded filter, style and search facilities. To access VOICE Online click here.