laboratoire Analyse et Traitement Informatique de la Langue Française (ATILF)
CNRS Université de Lorraine

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- A national platform of linguistic resources

  • National platform of linguistic resources supported by the CNRS Humanities and Social Sciences Department.
  • Computerized dictionaries and encyclopedias (Trésor de la Langue Française, Dictionnaires de l’Académie française, Encyclopédie de Diderot et d’Alembert, historical dictionaries of the French language) ; textual databases (Frantext and tagged Frantext), grammatical tagger (WinBrill) and linguistic databases (Historical database of French vocabulary) represent the core of the resources distributed by the laboratory.

- Computerized linguistic resources for the study of the French language

Computerized Trésor de la Langue Française (TLFi)

  • Electronic version of the TLF, a 16-volume reference dictionary of 19th and 20th century French.
  • 100 000 words with their history, 270 000 definitions, 430 000 examples, 3 search levels (simple item display, cross searches, advanced searches).

Computerized Dictionnaire de l’Académie française

  • 1st (1694), 5th (1798) and 6th (1835) editions
  • 8th édition (1932-1935)
  • 9th édition (1992- … )

Frantext textual database

  • Over 3 650 French texts from the 16th to the 20th century
  • 1 940 lemmatized modern texts - 1.5 billion characters
  • 218 French texts from the 14th and 15th century
  • 22 French texts from the 9th to the 13th century

Encyclopédie Diderot et d’Alembert

  • 72 000 articles, 17 million words, 2 569 plates.

Materials for the Middle French Dictionary

  • A lexicographical database of 13 lexicons : 69 089 articles (nomenclature of 26 354 terms)
  • An on-line lemmatizer based on the marked graphical forms and various morphological rules.

Access conditions :

  • Free access : TLFi and Rayon des dictionnaires [Dictionary shelf]
  • Subscription : Frantext and Encyclopédie de Diderot et d’Alembert
  • Special access conditions : Full texts and other resources…


Besides numerous articles published and papers given by the members of the laboratory, the main publications of the laboratory are :

  • Trésor de la Langue Française (TFL) [Treasury of the French Language]
  • Dictionnaire des notions politiques et sociales des pays d’Europe centrale et orientale (DNPS) [Dictionary of political and social concepts of Eastern and Central European countries]
  • Dictionnaire des régionalismes de France (DRF) [Dictionary of French Regionalisms]
  • Femme, j’écris ton nom… Guide d’aide à la féminisation des noms de métiers, titres, grades et fonctions [Woman, I write thy name… Guide to the feminization of the names of professions, titles, grades or occupations]
  • Les Invariables difficiles. Dictionnaire allemand-français des particules, connecteurs, interjections et autres « mots de la communication » [Tricky Non-inflectives. A German-French dictionary of particles, connectives, interjections and other “communication words”]
  • Bulletin analytique de la langue française [Bibliography of the French Language]
  • Lexiques du Moyen français [Middle French Lexicons] …

- Library

  • 20 000 books, 45 000 notes, 110 collections of periodicals.
  • Catalogue computerized.

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