Project Gutenberg Books

This plugin provides a dataset to retrieve free ebooks from Project Gutenberg

Plugin Information

Version 1.1.1
Author Dataiku (Hanna Julienne, Alex Reutter, Alex Combessie)
Released 2015-11
Last updated 2021-07
License Apache Software License
Source code Github
Reporting issues Github

Project Gutenberg is an open-source initiative to offer free ebooks for books that are no longer protected by copyright. It was created to encourage the creation and distribution of ebooks. Project Gutenberg basically contains all major works of literature.

This plugin lets you retrieve the complete content of books directly as DSS datasets, with one record per line in the book. This is a great plugin to get started with Natural Language Processing (NLP), i.e. processing human-written text.

How to set up

Right after installing the plugin, you will need to build its code environment. This plugin supports Python 2.7, 3.5, 3.6, and 3.7.

Plugin Code Environment Creation
Plugin Code Environment Creation

How to use

We have a great tutorial that uses this plugin to get you started on your first NLP predictive model: a service that automatically recognizes writings by Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.

Learning to recognize authors from books downloaded from Project Gutenberg
Learning to recognize authors from books downloaded from Project Gutenberg

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