Researchers who use HomeBank data and programs are asked to abide by these rules specific to HomeBank:
To use the password protected portion of HomeBank, you must be a registered user and agree to
All articles using HomeBank corpora should cite the references for those
corpora as listed in the documentation manuals. For example, papers
making use of the MTLN corpus would include this citation: Canault, M.,
LeNormand, M.-T., Foudil, S., Loundon, N., & Thai-Van, H. (2015).
Reliability of the Language ENvironment Analysis system (LENA) in
European French. Behavior Research Methods. doi:
10.3758/s13428-015-0634-8. This is crucial!
In addition, articles using Homebank corpora should cite this
reference, downloadable through its
open-access DOI so we can track usage through Google Scholar:
VanDam M, Warlaumont AS, Bergelson E, Cristia A, Soderstrom M, De Palma
P., MacWhinney B. HomeBank (2016) An online repository of daylong
child-centered audio recordings. Seminars in Speech and Language, 37,
128-141. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0036-1580745 (open access)
Please read the relevant sections of the documentation manual for
the data you use. These sections describe important aspects of the data
that may impact on conclusions based on them.
If you find problematic personal information in any of the public
HomeBank files or if you would like to notify us about anything else you
find in any of the data, public or private, please email
If you collect new daylong corpora, please contribute them to
HomeBank and urge your colleagues to contribute their corpora. This is
key to the growth of the database.
LIMITS OF WARRANTY, DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY, and CONDITIONS OF USAGE
The TalkBank Project, the compilers,
programmers, publishers, distributors, and authors associated with the
various TalkBank databases and programs have used their best
efforts in preparing the programs, records, and accompanying documentation.
These efforts include the development, research, and testing of the programs
to determine their effectiveness. We make make no
warranty of any kind, express or implied, with regard to the programs,
records, and accompanying documentation and its fitness for any particular
application. The TalkBank System, compilers, programmers,
publishers, distributors, associated authors, and Carnegie Mellon University
shall not be liable in any event for incidental or consequential damages
in connection with, or arising out of, the furnishing, performance, or
use of this database, its programs, or its accompanying documentation.
(c) 2016 Brian MacWhinney for the TalkBank Project