ICE-GB R2

ICECUP 3.1

ICECUP 3.1.1 is available for 32bit and 64bit versions of Windows.

Note: This upgrade is not compatible with ICE-GB Release 1. To use the latest software you will need ICE-GB R2 (see also the license and upgrade prices).

Recommended downloads:

 ICECUP 3.1.1 upgrade

 ICECUP 3.1.1 and ICE-GB 2 Sample Corpus

 Sample Sound

 Getting Started

Deprecated downloads:

 Gamma update (Not Windows 64bit compatible)

 ICECUP IV β (Not currently Windows 64bit compatible)

 Getting Started with ICECUP IV

See also:

DCPSE and ICECUP 3.1


ICECUP 3.1.1 upgrade

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

The software runs on 32 and 64bit versions of Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 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 now released it for research purposes.
  • It has passed internal testing and has been used at UCL on college servers for two years.
  • 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.


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

The upgrade 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 MSI installer expanded
30 July 2018 3.71MB 5.33MB 4.4MB
How to install using the MSI installer (Installshield Wizard)

Download the MSI file and run it.

Note: You will need Administrator rights to install ICECUP using this method.

  • You will get a warning that the package is not signed. Click on Run.
  • Accept the licence agreement.
  • Accept or change the installation directory. By default this is within your Program Files directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\ICE or equivalent).
  • Press Install to install the software. You will get another warning that the package in unsigned. Accept this warning and install anyway.
  • The installer should also set up Startup Menu links for all users on the computer.

Note: If you install ICECUP to one location (e.g. C:\Program Files\ICE) and wish to use it with a corpus installed to a different location (e.g. C:\ICE), you will need to move these corpora to the new installation directory manually. This is simply a question of copying or moving the directory containing the corpus. ICECUP looks within the directory it is currently installed to find corpora.

To uninstall the program, you can uninstall it using Control Panel | Programs and Features (etc) in the conventional way.

How to install from zip file (short version)

Download the zip file and open it. You should see a number of files. Note that this package does not include an installer program, so you will have to install the software manually.

  • First identify where your existing corpus has been installed. Then extract 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).
  • To re-install the corpus from a CD on a new computer, you will need to manually copy files from the CD. See the full instructions for more information.


Test the installation and clean up.

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

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)


ICE-GB R2 Sample corpus
+ ICECUP 3.1.1.

A 'ready-to-run' package containing ten texts from ICE-GB Release 2, software, indexes and revised 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).

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

Date of release zip MSI installer expanded
30 July 2018 4.66MB 6.01MB 8MB
How to install using the MSI installer (Installshield Wizard)

Download the MSI file and run it.

Note: You will need Administrator rights to install ICECUP using this method.

  • You will get a warning that the package is not signed. Click on Run.
  • Accept the licence agreement.
  • Accept or change the installation directory. By default this is within your Program Files directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\ICE or equivalent).
  • Press Install to install the software. You will get another warning that the package in unsigned. Accept this warning and install anyway.
  • The installer should also set up Startup Menu links for all users on the computer.

Note: If you install ICECUP to one location (e.g. C:\Program Files\ICE) and wish to use it with a corpus installed to a different location (e.g. C:\ICE), you will need to move these corpora to the new installation directory manually. This is simply a question of copying or moving the directory containing the corpus. ICECUP looks within the directory it is currently installed to find corpora.

To uninstall the program, you can uninstall it using Control Panel | Programs and Features (etc) in the conventional way.

How to install from zip file (short version)

Download the zip file and open it. You should see a number of files. This package does not include an installer program, so you will have to install the software manually.

  • 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 not using Windows XP, then run "ICECUP 3-notXP.exe" instead.
  • To clean up after the installation, you should delete the version of ICECUP that you don't need and rename as required.
  • You can then create desktop and menu short cuts to ICECUP as you wish.

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)


Sample Sound

Add sound to the ICE-GB sampler by downloading and installing these files. This package contains the sound for the 5 spoken texts of the ICE-GB sampler plus alignment files.

Note that these files are very large and downloading may take some time!

Date of release zip expanded
1 August 2006 94.04MB ~100MB

How to install

First, download the ICE-GB sample corpus and extract the files to a temporary directory.

Then download the Sample Sound files and extract them to the same temporary directory. Files will be placed within the "ice-gb-s" subdirectory. Say yes if asked whether you should overwrite files.

Then run "install.exe" to install the software as above. The installer detects the audio files and installs them.

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

Second edition 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.

Note: You will need Administrator rights to install ICECUP using this method.

  • You will get a warning that the package is not signed. Click on Run.
  • Accept the licence agreement.
  • Accept or change the installation directory. By default this is within your Program Files directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\ICE or equivalent).
  • Press Install to install the software. You will get another warning that the package in unsigned. Accept this warning and install anyway.
  • The installer should also set up Startup Menu links for all users on the computer.
  • If you install more than one corpus, the program may ask you to restart the computer. You can safely ignore this request and start ICECUP 3.

Note: If you install ICECUP to one location (e.g. C:\Program Files\ICE) and wish to use it with a corpus installed to a different location (e.g. C:\ICE), you will need to move these corpora to the new installation directory manually. This is simply a question of copying or moving the directory containing the corpus.

To uninstall the program, you can uninstall it using Control Panel | Programs and Features (etc) in the conventional way.

Our beta programme continues 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.

Sample Corpora also available for download:

  1. ICE-GB Release 1 and ICECUP 3.0 (superseded).
  2. DCPSE Release 1 and ICECUP 3.1.

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 4 September, 2018 by Survey Web Administrator.