ARTFL is happy to announce the official rollout of PhiloLogic4, our next-generation search engine (1/17). This update will enhance the current user experience and bring new features to all of our databases. In addition to new search features, we are using this opportunity to upgrade databases in various ways. Our newly released version of Théâtre classique, for example, has been upgraded with 120 additional texts as well as enhanced metadata access support. We will post news of significant upgrades as we migrate to PhiloLogic4.
a brand new web UI that works just as well on desktop computers, tablets, and phones;
much faster performance and rock solid stability;
collocations and word associations, and many more examples from the francophone world.
For more information, see our about page, as well as forthcoming publications, and talks.
ARTFL est heureux d’annoncer l’ouverture du site de la collection de décrets révolutionnaires dite collection Baudouin numérisée : https://collection-baudouin.univ-paris1.fr. Ce projet, financé par l’Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France), a été initié par Anne Simonin (CNRS, Université de Paris I) en partenariat avec Pierre Serna (Université de Paris I, Institut d’Histoire de la Révolution Française). L’ANR RevLoi (acronyme du projet) a bénéficié de la collaboration des Archives Nationales.
ARTFL is very pleased to have been awarded a third-round Digging into Data grant in partnership with the University of Oxford's e-Research Centre, generously funded by the NEH and JISC. The project, "Commonplace Cultures: Mining Shared Passages in the 18th Century using Sequence Alignment and Visual Analytics", aims to explore 18th-century literary culture from the perspective of the "commonplace," and through the concerted application of sequence alignment algorithms for shared passage detection and large-scale visual analytics on the largest collection of 18th-century works ever assembled. Updates on the project's progress can be found on the project website: http://commonplacecultures.org/. (1/14)
Our colleagues at the Bibliothèques Virtuelles Humanistes project have recently added a post about their use of PhiloLogic to their blog. The post includes a video that demonstrates the use of PhiloLogic in their Epistemon database. (12/13)
ARTFL is currently developing the next generation of its search and retrieval tool, PhiloLogic. To see PhiloLogic4 in action, please visit our PhiloLogic4 Beta Test of the ARTFL edition of Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie. We are particularly interested in hearing from our user community about this new interface, and welcome users to provide general feedback by using the PhiloLogic4 Feedback Form. (9/13)
A new full-text version of the Rousseau Online database, is now available for advanced search and analysis under PhiloLogic -- an extension of rousseauonline.ch, the digital edition of Rousseau's Collection complète des Œuvres published under a Creative Commons Licence, and released in 2012 by infoclio.ch, the Swiss portal for historical sciences, in cooperation with Prof. J.M. Gallanar and the e-rara.ch. (9/13)
The ARTFL Project, in collaboration with the Voltaire Foundation at the University of Oxford, has recently completed work on the TOUT VOLTAIRE database -- a fully searchable plain text (without critical apparatus or notes) collection of Voltaire's complete writings, the most reliable version of his works available online. (7/13)
We are very pleased to announce that the ARTFL Encyclopédie is now available on the Apple iPad for free download at the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/encyclopedie/id616158118?mt=8. The ARTFL Encyclopédie application for the iPad contains, in the original French, a complete copy of the first edition of this famous work, enabling users to browse its contents from cover to cover, in a manner that would have previously been impossible. The iPad app supports searching and browsing by volume, article, topic or class of knowledge, as well as authors. (3/13)
We are pleased to announce that the Epistemon database, a collection of meticulously tagged poetic and literary texts curated by the Bibliothèques Virtuelles Humanistes Project and hosted at ARTFL, has been updated. This collection, which permits searches to be sorted by an extensive set of bibliographic metadata, now contains 40 texts. (8/12)
ARTFL is pleased to announce the release of a new, freely-available full-text electronic edition of Jean-Paul Marat's L'Ami du peuple. This edition consists of the nearly 700 issues of the French Revolutionary newspaper contained in printed volumes at the New York Public Library. We are extremely grateful to the NYPL for providing us with high-quality page images, as well as to the Stanford University Library for providing funds for data entry costs. (3/12)
Thanks to data provided by the University of Oxford Text Archive, we have added 179 new works to the ECCO-TCP database, which now contains 2,387 works, over 75 million words, and 457,513 unique word forms. (3/12)
The main ARTFL database ARTFL-FRANTEXT has been significantly updated. We have added some 624 new works to the database, which now contains 3,558 texts, 215, 000,000 words and 675,000 unique word forms. The additions include works by Diderot, hundreds of 19th-century novels, and more than 50 major works by Voltaire provided by the Voltaire Foundation at the University of Oxford. (12/11)
The final program for the 2011 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS) is now available at the colloquium website. This annual event, co-sponsored by the University of Chicago's Division of the Humanities, is a great opportunity for researchers in the humanities to come together with computer scientists in order to explore the current state of the field of digital humanities and to identify new avenues for research. The colloquium will be held November19th through the 21st at Loyola University Chicago.
Through a partnership with Le Groupe de recherche international du CNRS "Savoirs artistique et traités d'art de la Renaissance aux Lumières" (STAR) at the Centre Jean Pépin UPR 76, ARTFL has begun the digitization of Panckouke's Encyclopédie méthodique. All volumes devoted to Architecture (2) and Beaux-arts (3) are now available. (10/11)
Thanks to full text provided by the Text Creation Partnership (TCP), ARTFL is very pleased to offer a PhiloLogic build of more than 2,200 works in English published during the 18th century. The PhiloLogic ECCO-TCP database contains some 73 million words and is open to the general public. (9/11)
The ARTFL French Women Writers (FWW) Project has recently been updated. We have added some 60 new titles to the database, which now includes 158 individual works, 10.4 million words, and 117,000 unique forms. (8/11)
We have recently completed correcting Volume 1 of the full-text version of Pierre Bayle's Dictionnaire historique et critique - removing all of the "$" and "$word$" signs that were left unrecognized by our data entry contractors. We hope to have the remaining three volumes corrected in the coming academic year. (7/11)
Thanks to digital page images provided by the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley - we have added 32 new texts to the Bibliothèque Bleue de Troyes database, which now contains 284 individual works. (4/11)
As part of the NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant Program, the ARTFL Project has developed a prototype French language dictionary called the Dictionnaire vivant de la langue française (DVLF). The DVLF is an experimental approach to dictionary compilation that offers an interactive and community-oriented alternative to traditional methods of French lexicography. Moreover, the DVLF was featured as part of the University of Chicago's article on ARTFL available here. (2/11)
The ARTFL Project is pleased to announce the beta release of PhiloLogic 3.2, its open source full-text search and retrieval software. This latest version includes: full 64 bit support and a combined Linux/OS-X download; significantly streamlined compile/installation process; improved MySQL integration; better OS-X support; improved search performance; extensive bug/error fixes (noted on the wiki); and better collocation tables and new collocation clouds. (8/10)
The ARTFL Encyclopédie has been converted to a TEI-conformant encoding scheme and we have enacted another round of text and metadata corrections based on user submissions from our "Report Error" interface. In addition, we have also worked to correct the more than 1,200 author names that were mis-recognized as renvois. (4/10)
ARTFL has made its PAIR (Pairwise Alignment of Intertextual Relations) interface available to its subscribers: The FRANTEXT vs. FRANTEXT form compares all the texts in the corpus against themselves, while the Encyclopédie vs. FRANTEXT form allows users to search for similar passages between the Encyclopédie and the main ARTFL-FRANTEXT database. Standard PhiloLogic search tips apply. The User Submit Form allows users to submit text, either input directly or from files or webpages, which is then compared with the ARTFL-FRANTEXT database. (3/10)
ARTFL subscribers may now query a small database of Works in Translation compiled for testing of our PhiloLine system. Users are encouraged to contact us with any digitized work translated into French for inclusion in this new resource. (2/10)
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