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VOICE POS Online 2.0 is the first online version of VOICE that is annotated with part-of-speech tags and lemmatization. VOICE thus constitutes the first publicly accessible corpus of spoken ELF to be annotated in this way. VOICE POS Online 2.0 was published in January 2013 and is available as a free-of-charge resource for non-commercial research purposes to all registered corpus users. It is based on the same source data as VOICE 2.0 Online and VOICE 2.0 XML.

This version of VOICE was created by Barbara Seidlhofer (project director) and Stefan Majewski, Ruth-Osimk-Teasdale, Marie-Luise Pitzl, Michael Radeka (project researchers) and Nora Dorn between June 2009 and January 2013 at the University of Vienna. The tokenisation was conducted by Stefan Majewski and Michael Radeka, lemmatization by Michael Radeka, and part-of-speech tagging by Ruth Osimk-Teasdale and Michael Radeka. Nora Dorn and Marie-Luise Pitzl contributed to the development of parts of the tagging methodology, and Leopold Lippert developed a categorisation scheme for spelt items. Stefan Majewski implemented the VOICE POS Online web interface. Henry Widdowson substantially contributed to the POS-tagging process with valuable ideas and helpful comments in many meetings and discussions, and through helping with the editing of numerous texts.

For the tokenisation, lemmatization and part-of-speech tagging of VOICE, available state-of-the-art tools and methodologies were considered and used. However, the unique data required novel combinations and extensions of these, and sometimes the development of a completely new, unconventional methodology. For a more detailed account of the tagging procedures and methodology used for VOICE POS, please consult the VOICE Part-of-Speech Tagging and Lemmatization Manual. A guide for using VOICE POS Online is available in the Using VOICE Online help.

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Accessing VOICE POS Online

In order to access VOICE POS Online, new users are required to register and comply with the Terms of Use as specified here. After registration, or if you are already a user of VOICE Online, you can log in and search or browse VOICE POS Online. Detailed user instructions are offered in Using VOICE Online.