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Poetry Annotated with Rhyme Schemes
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This is the Chicago Rhyming Poetry Corpus, consisting of annotated poetry in English and French. Much of the English data was collected and annotated by Morgan Sonderegger (email@example.com). The English data was expanded and edited, and the French data added, by Sravana Reddy (firstname.lastname@example.org). This directory contains raw data files with annotations (english_raw and french_raw), as well as files containing only stanza end-words, which is what is used by our code for training and evaluation (english_gold and french_gold). All poetry in the corpus is in the public domain and freely available electronically. *Description of raw txt files:* Each file contains a collection of poems by a single poet. For example, here is an extract from wyatt.txt: AUTHOR Thomas Wyatt <= Name of poet. TITLE Satire II <= Title of poem that follows. RHYME-POEM a b a RHYME a b a MY mother's maids, when they did sew and spin, They sang sometime a song of the field mouse That, for because her livelihood was but thin, RHYME-POEM b c b <= If relevant, scheme in the context of the whole poem (here, this stanza shares rhymes with the previous stanza). If there is no rhyme sharing, this field is omitted. RHYME a b a <= Rhyme scheme of the stanza independent of others in the poem. Would needs go seek her townish sister's house. She thought herself endured too much pain; The stormy blasts her cave so sore did souse ... TITLE A Love Song <= Title of next poem. Also denotes the ending of the above poem. Sometimes, we use a shorthand for the rhyme scheme, like RHYME a a * This denotes the rhyme scheme aabbccdd... *Description of gold files:* These are derived from the raw data by extracting only the end-words of each stanza. The file corresponding to Wyatt looks like this: POEM0 spin mouse thin <= Indicates the id of the poem that the stanza belongs to, and a list of the end-words. 1 2 1 <= Rhyme scheme of stanza 1 2 1 POEM0 house pain souse 1 2 1 2 3 2 <= Rhyme scheme in context of poem (indicating that 1st word rhymes with 2nd word in previous stanza) This corpus is under development; we hope to expand it to cover more texts and languages. Please e-mail email@example.com if you would like to contribute, or if you find an error in the annotations.