The Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL)

Founded in 1982 as a result of a collaboration between the French government and the University of Chicago, the Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL) is a consortium-based portal that provides its members with access to North America's largest collection of digitized French resources. The project focuses on a broad range of French texts. The eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries are about equally represented, with a smaller selection of seventeenth century texts as well as some medieval and Renaissance texts.  Genres include novels, verse, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises. Subjects include literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy.

The portal provides access to the various collections under ‘ARTFL Resources.’ They are Public databases and databases available after subscription. In August 2014, over 2.600 works were present on the website, with a total number of words of over 150 million.

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.

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