Wednesday, March 7, 2018

More languages (and some naming changes)

We are pleased to announce several pieces of news:

First, the arrival of several more languages and datasets, including French (European), more Korean data, as well as more Hebrew data and Spanish (European) in the works.

Second, we have a new licensing standard such that some datasets can be licensed Creative Commons for Non-Commercial use. These datasets are marked on the contributors page.

Finally, because of the new data, we have some new naming conventions for languages. "English" is now "English (American)"; this convention will generally be followed as "Language (Country/Region)." These are breaking changes unfortunately, we apologize for the inconvenience and are working on past database images available for purposes of reproducibility.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

New frontpage and languages

Since our last update, we've reorganized the frontpage and revamped the contributors and citation policy. We've also added Latvian, Slovak, and Korean data!

Friday, September 30, 2016

New languages

We're pleased to announce a number of new languages in Wordbank, bringing us up above 20 languages. The new data are from ASL, Cypriot Greek, Kiswahili and Kirigama. We also have added British English short-form data from the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS). Take a look at these new additions!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

New changes

We now have a FAQ!

Also, check out the semantic networks report and the new scoring tool.

Stay tuned for some new languages in the next few months.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Paper in press

We are pleased to announce that our paper on the wordbank site is in press at Journal of Child Language:

Frank, M. C., Braginsky, M., Yurovsky, D., Marchman, V. A. (in press). Wordbank: An open repository for developmental vocabulary data. Journal of Child Language. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

wordbankr on CRAN

Our R package for accessing wordbank is now on CRAN! You can now install and use wordbankr even more easily.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Licensing

We're pleased to announce that all derivatives from Wordbank – including downloaded data, tables, and graphs – are licensed CC-BY 4.0. To attribute derivatives, please cite:

Frank, M. C., Braginsky, M., Yurovsky, D., Marchman, V. A. (under revision). Wordbank: An open repository for developmental vocabulary data. Journal of Child Language.

Going forward, we will update the preferred citation for the site on the Publications page.