The ARTFL Project

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The ARTFL Project

The Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL) is a cooperative enterprise of the Laboratoire ATILF (Analyse et Traitement Informatique de la Langue Française) of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Division of the Humanities, and Electronic Text Services (ETS) of the University of Chicago.


ARTFL is a collaboration between the University of Chicago and the Analyse et Traitement Informatique de la Langue Française. It is a full text database containing a number of modules. The following modules are available through Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Additional modules are open to the general public. 
The following sample modules are useful for the study of French Language and Literature:

  • Encyclopédie de Diderot et Supplément à l'Encyclopédie
    The famous Enlightenment Encyclopedia, and its supplement, published originally under the direction of Diderot and d'Alambert.
    FRANTEXT is the main ARTFL database containing the full text of well-known works in the French language published between the medieval and modern periods. Most of the texts date between the 18th and 20th centuries.
  • French Women Writers
    Texts of women writers between the 16th and 19th centuries.
  • Provençale Poetry
    Collections from the 12th and 13th centuries.
  • A number of the editions of the Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française available for full-text searching.