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Dataset Card for InfantBooks

Dataset Summary

A dataset of infants/children's books.


All the books are in English;

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

malis-friend_BookDash-FKB.txt,"Then a taxi driver, hooting around the yard with his wire car. Mali enjoys playing by himself..."

Data Fields

  • title: The title of the book
  • content: The content of the book

Dataset Creation

Curation Rationale

The goal of the dataset is to study infant books, which are supposed to be easier to understand than normal texts. In particular, the original goal was to study if these texts contain more commonsense knowledge.

Source Data

Initial Data Collection and Normalization

We automatically collected kids' books on the web.

Who are the source language producers?

Native speakers.

Citation Information

Romero, J., & Razniewski, S. (2022).
Do Children Texts Hold The Key To Commonsense Knowledge?
In Proceedings of the 2022 Joint Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning.
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