ARTFL subscribers may now consult our preliminary release of the Supplément à l'Encyclopédie, Panckoucke's four volume supplement to Diderot's Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Société de Gens de lettres. This features full searching and reporting, with digital images of each page, links from articles in the Supplément which amend or extend articles in the Encyclopédie, as well as a new metadata search on both the Encyclopédie and Supplément (10/04).
ARTFL subscribers now have access to the latest release of the Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI) database of early Italian vernacular sources. Sixty-nine texts have been added, bringing the total to 1,849 documents. The verse and prose works, the majority of which are dated prior to 1375, include early masters of Italian literature like Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, as well as lesser-known and obscure texts by poets, merchants, and medieval chroniclers. Access to the OVI database is included with the standard ARTFL institutional subscription. For more information and access, see the OVI home page (10/04).
The ARTFL Project has released an open source version of PhiloLogic, our primary text search, retrieval and analysis system. This implementation is configured to load large collections of TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) XML and SGML encoded documents on a number of Linux, Solaris, and Macintosh OS-X platforms. Please consult philologic.uchicago.edu for further details, including a number of demonstration databases, and downloads. We are planning a second release for the fall of 2004 which will include a number of extensions and new reporting options (9/04).
The research team of the Artamène project (Claude Bourqui, Alexandre Gefen, & Barbara Selmeci) in collaboration with the ARFTL Project and the University of Neuchâtel have completed an online version of Madeleine de Scudéry's Artamène, ou le Grand Cyrus, the longest novel in French Letters. Accessible from the main Artamène site (with an English version at ARTFL), the text is searchable using PhiloLogic software and includes digital page images as well as an apparatus of iconographic documents.
The ARTFL Project, in colloboration with Montaigne Studies, is pleased to announce the unveiling of the Montaigne Project - a fully searchable online version of the Villey-Saulnier edition of Montaigne's Essais with corresponding digital page images from the Exemplaire de Bordeaux.
In collaboration with Professor Kunstmann and the Laboratoire de Français Ancien (LFA) at the University of Ottawa, we have released an update of the Textes de Français Ancien database. The new version presents an additional 23 documents, containing over a million words. The whole database now contains approximately three million words in 103 documents. We favored, for this update, the works of Chrétien de Troyes (5 romances) and Guillaume d'Orange's epic cycle (8 chansons).
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