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Is there a database that provides chapter lengths of books?

I'm trying to test an idea regarding the chapter lengths of various books. I was wondering if there's a database I can query for this information? This similar to this question, though I would like to ...
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ISBN market history?

Is there a database to get the sales / market history from various vendors of a book specified by its ISBN? I think ISBNDB.com has this ability, but it's not free/open.
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Projects similar to google books?

Are there other projects similar to google books that allow (legally defensible) search, snippet view, and/or metadata exploration of non-public domain books?
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Bibliographic database for books

Im developing an application where I need to display some bibliographic information of books (title, author, publisher, description and book cover). In order to do so im looking for API's to get this ...
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Looking for AutoLot database that comes with Pro C# book by Andrew Troelsen

I am following the book in subject line. Chapter 22 works with database and the book uses SQL Server database called AutoLot. I don't want to recreate and fill this database with all entries. I search ...
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English to Telugu and Telugu to English dictionary database

Data: Database of Telugu to English and vice versa language dictionary Context: Need to make a Telugu to English and vice versa dictionary app.There should be quite some public domain dictionaries ...
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Known datasets for long document analysis

Are there good baselines datasets or benchmarks for similarities/retrieval of long texts (extremely long documents, books, etc.)? Although significant both academically and applicational, I cannot get ...
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Is there a database of book/movie character descriptions

For a machine learning task, I want to use book character descriptions to learn the possible properties of people of characters. Does anyone know a database of descriptions of book/movie characters? ...
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What bible translations into different languages are public domain?

It’s hard to find them, wondering if we could collect them here. Amharic Tibetan Chinese Greek Inuktitut Cheyenne Pashto Etc.
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Movie plots and reviews dataset

Is there any dataset with movie plots and reviews (not only rating)? I have had a look at the existing dataset, but they contain only one of the two (i.e. only plots or only reviews). I would be ...
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Books and Supplies

"Books and Supplies" is a component of the Estimated Cost of Attendance. I would like to get only the "Books and Supplies" data for a given institution from the "College Scorecard" data.
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Books with multiple main characters, one per chapter

I am looking for public domain, or creative commons fiction, with: multiple main characters, written in 3rd person Each chapter focuses on a particular character Modern examples of such books ...
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Public International Database of Literature Works?

There's a question about books: (Public database of book titles?), but what I'm looking for is actually a DB of literature works, not books. For example, "Romeo and Juliet" is a single literature ...
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Data about writing as a hobby

I'm looking for information about what percentage of the population (in any Western country) write (literature) as a hobby. Either in the present day, or in historical development.
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Data tables from Sorokin's Social and Cultural Dynamics

The title says it all, does there exist in digital form, like csv-files or spreadsheets, the (very many) data tables from Pitirim A Sorokin's Social and Cultural Dynamics, all four volumes: I ...
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Books by category published annually in Ireland

UNESCO monitors both the number and type of books published per country per year. It's very intriguing for me to notice that Ireland is missing from this list. I was wondering how can I get such ...
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Where can I get data for the popularity of a book?

I need to collect some data to find the popularity of books. The first thing that came in my mind was to find the number of sales of the books, but I soon found that the authors don't easily tell ...
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Looking for modern english texts in public domain / CC-BY-SA

Is there a library of public domain / CC-BY-SA english texts, written later than 1990? I need it to build a corpora with links to full texts, which isn't possible with copyrighted material. At the ...
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NY Times full weekly bestseller lists

Are there any open data compilations of NYT weekly bestseller lists? Other U.S.-centered bestseller lists would also be acceptable.
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Novels with chapters annotated POV

I'm looking for one or more novels, that multiple characters points of view. (I don't care if it is 3rd person or 1st person), with each chapter (or paragraph) annotated as to which character's POV ...
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Original titles of books

Where can I get the original title of books, i.e. Marquez's book "100 Years of Solitude" has the original title "Cien Años de Soledad". Some of the Hungarian publisher list this info, but especially ...
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Related Books API

I am looking for an API where I can search for a book and retrieve a list of books related to it. It would also be useful to have this kind of search for authors. The Spotify API has a function just ...
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Public database of book titles?

I want my users to set their previously read books in my app. Is there any database with easily accessible API where I can get up-to-date book titles?
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Is there a database that provides lengths of books?

I want to test some hypotheses regarding the length of books and their review distributions. I imagine if the data exists, it probably records the number of pages per book, but words would be ideal. ...
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Where can I find a large list of English books published in the last 50 years?

I need a dataset of books by title with their respective authors. I have tried the library of congress, but it seems as though you need a subscription to access its data? Are there any other website ...
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A dataset for Google Books

Do you know if there is any (open) database for Google Books titles or texts? It could be used for text analysis and statistics.
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What is the most comprehensive resource for querying french and english books having an ISBN code?

I would like to know if a repository of all known ISBN exists; either a worldwide database, or per country. If there is no such downloadable database, among all the available API's for querying ...
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