The goal of TalkBank is to foster fundamental research in the study of human and animal communication. It will construct sample databases within each of the subfields studying communication. It will use these databases to advance the development of standards and tools for creating, sharing, searching, and commenting upon primary materials via networked computers.
The TalkBank database contains transcript and media data collected from conversations with adults and older children. Conversations with children at available from CHILDES. All of the data is transcribed in CHAT and CA/CHAT formats.
The use of all CHILDES and TalkBank data is governed by the Gnu Public License (GPL). Please remember to read the database manual and follow the guidelines for data-sharing.