DCPSE

Creating a parsed and searchable diachronic corpus of present-day spoken English


DCPSE 1 Download page

ICECUP 3.1

ICECUP 3.1 is now no longer ‘in beta’ and has been released.

A sampler for DCPSE Release 1 and ICECUP 3.1 is available from this page.

NEW!   Optional γ (post-release) update of ICECUP 3.1. The latest version contains some useful improvements and bug fixes.
  ICECUP IV β release

Our beta programme will continue for the Next Generations Tools Project. We invite linguists to contribute to the development of cutting-edge corpus linguistics tools by participating in this beta programme. Click here to register by email.

Also available for download:

  1. ICE-GB Release 2 and ICECUP 3.1.
Downloads:  Sample Corpus NEW  ICECUP 3.1.1 Win32 RC2  Getting Started
 Help  ICECUP IV β  Getting Started with ICECUP IV


Sample corpus
+ ICECUP 3.1.

A 'ready-to-run' package, equivalent to the ICE-GB sample corpus, containing seven texts from DCPSE, software, indexes and now with the latest help files.

More information

By downloading the sampler you are agreeing to our standard terms and conditions (in summary: don't breach our copyright or those of our contributors).

Date of release zip exe expanded
7 July 2006 3.34MB 3.41MB ~10MB

How to install

Use the stand-alone executable ('exe') version if you have problems with 'zip' files. Windows ME, XP etc have zip support built into Windows.

  • When downloading, click Open. The executable will create a set of files in a temporary directory.
  • Run the Install program in the temporary directory. This will install all necessary files in two directories, one for the corpus and one for the software. You may change these from the default settings. Note that by default it creates a directory called c:\ICE and places the corpus in a subdirectory of ICE.
  • The install process creates entries in the Start Menu in a subfolder called 'ICE Corpora'.
  • When the install process finishes ICECUP will start.
  • NB. If you have problems installing, try pressing Start! instead. This will run ICECUP from the current location. Full instructions on installing the program are given in the supplied Help file in the package.

With the compressed zip file version you can either expand into a temporary directory as above, or, with many modern zip programs, simply install directly.

How to uninstall
To remove the software, delete the two directories you installed the software into, and remove entries from the ICE Corpora subfolder. You do not need to do anything else.


γ ICECUP 3.1.1 Win32 RC2
(pre-release version for most versions of Windows)

The software should run on 32 and 64bit versions of Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10. (It is not compatible with ICE-GB Release 1.)

Release candidate status

  • The package is currently distributed as a Release Candidate for beta testing.
  • We have not officially released this program for research purposes at the present time. As researchers, we are professionally cautious!
  • It has passed internal testing and has been used at UCL on college servers for a whole term. If you have bug reports, please email the author, Sean Wallis, describing the problem as best you can.


Release Candidate 2 contains

  • a revised online Help file for ICECUP 3.1.1 converted to HtmlHelp format.
  • an alternative XP version of ICECUP for backwards compatibility.


This version, ICECUP 3.1.1, includes improvements in FTFs for intelligently searching co-ordinated elements.

The patch package is for people who already have ICE-GB R2 or DCPSE. It contains the minimum set of files that you will need to use the new version of ICECUP with your existing corpus.

Date of release zip exe expanded
15 August 2016 3.71MB 3.83MB 4.4MB

RC2 is also available with the DCPSE sample corpus.

The sample corpus package is for people who simply want to try the software.

Date of release zip exe expanded
16 June 2016 4.68MB 4.79MB 8MB

Either way the instructions are essentially the same.

How to install (short version)

Download the zip file and open it. You should see a number of files. If your computer does not handle zip files well, or if you prefer, you can download the self-extracting 'exe' version. Note that these packages do not include an installer program, so you will have to install the software manually. The good news is that this is not particularly difficult!

  • If you are installing the patch, you need to first identify where your existing corpus has been installed. Simply copy the files into the same location as your current copy of ICECUP 3.1. Since they have different file names, you won't overwrite anything - except the button definition file (this was updated with the 16bit gamma release of ICECUP 3.1 in 2007).
  • If you are installing the sample corpus, we recommend you simply install all the files under a base directory such as "C:\ICE".


Test the installation and clean up.

  • Try running "ICECUP 3.exe" in that directory. If you are using Windows XP, then run "ICECUP 3-XP.exe" instead.
  • To clean up after the installation, you should delete the version of ICECUP that you don't need!

If you are stuck at any point, or you have difficulty in getting the help file to open from ICECUP, see the detailed guide below.

How to install (long version)

Installation notes – ICECUP, ICE-GB and DCPSE (PDF)

Getting Started manual
Beta release notes
Getting Started: Second Edition
(PDF).
July 2006

New version of the Getting Started booklet, updated for ICECUP 3.1, DCPSE and ICE-GB. This is a printable file which is also included in the integrated on-line help.

Get Adobe Reader
NB.
To read and print this file you will need a copy of the Adobe Reader software which you can download from the Adobe website.

Beta release notes
ICECUP 3.1 Help
(Windows Help).
October 2008 - with γ updates

Full help for ICECUP 3.1. Includes gamma revisions since release.

Date of release zip exe expanded
October 2008 1.73MB 1.79MB 2.1MB


ICECUP IV β patch

If you have a copy of the DCPSE corpus you can now download the beta of ICECUP IV by downloading and installing these files. This beta release is the result of the next generation tools research. A full release of ICECUP IV is planned for this summer.

Date of release zip exe expanded
28 March 2008 596KB 664KB 1.7MB

Alternatively, go to the ICECUP IV download page to download a DCPSE sample corpus package containing ICECUP IV.

How to install
Follow the instructions (above) to install the sample corpus. Then install ICECUP IV. You can set up a program short-cut or menu item yourself.

The package contains two files - the ICECUP4 program and the button definition file in the 'icedata' subdirectory. Install ICECUP IV in the same location as ICECUP 3.1. ICECUP IV is compatible with DCPSE.

Beta release notes
Getting Started with ICECUP IV
(PDF).
March 2008

Getting Started guide to ICECUP IV and companion to the ICECUP IV β. Includes notes about the current release (above).

This is a printable file which is also included in the integrated on-line help.

Get Adobe Reader
NB.
To read and print this file you will need a copy of the Adobe Reader software which you can download from the Adobe website.

To participate in the beta reviewing programme, please click here. You will be notified as new versions are posted on the website.

To send bug reports, comments etc, please click here.

This page last modified 15 August, 2016 by Survey Web Administrator.