Integration of VOICE to CLARIAH-AT and update of VOICE Online system infrastructure

More than a decade after its first launch in 2009, the VOICE Online interface is in need of rejuvenation. We are therefore excited to let you know about VOICE CLARIAH, an interdisciplinary digital humanities project between the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna and the Austrian Centre of Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

The goal of VOICE CLARIAH is to update the system architecture behind VOICE and to make the VOICE online applications (VOICE Online and VOICE POS Online) fit for stable, long-term use in research and teaching. From spring 2020 to 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 search facilities.

Find out more about VOICE CLARIAH here: https://voice-clariah.acdh.oeaw.ac.at/ .



the Vienna-Oxford International Corpus of English

is a structured collection of language data, the first computer-readable corpus capturing spoken English as a lingua franca (ELF) interactions of this kind.

VOICE, compiled at the Department of English at the University of Vienna, was funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). These funds were further supplemented by a contribution from Oxford University Press in 2008. Supporting funds were also provided in the early pilot phase by Oxford University Press and by the Hochschuljubiläumsstiftung der Stadt Wien. The corpus currently comprises 1 million words of transcribed spoken ELF from professional, educational and leisure domains.

It is the ultimate aim of the VOICE project to open the way for a large-scale and in-depth linguistic description of this most common contemporary use of English by providing a corpus of spoken ELF interactions which will be accessible to linguistic researchers all over the world.

More information on VOICE can be found here: https://www.univie.ac.at/voice.
For direct access to the corpus please visit VOICE ONLINE here: https://voice.acdh.oeaw.ac.at