Frantext corpus: French literature of the 18th–20th century

The Frantext corpus is a French corpus made up of French literature of the 18th–20th century from the sample of copyright-free texts. The corpus consists of 15 million words.

Part-of-speech tagset

The Frantext corpus was tagged by TreeTagger with the following tagset.

Tools to work with the Frantext corpus

A complete set of tools is available to work with this French corpus to generate:

  • word sketch – French collocations categorized by grammatical relations
  • thesaurus – synonyms and similar words for every word
  • keywords – terminology extraction of one-word and multi-word units
  • word lists – lists of French nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. organized by frequency
  • n-grams – frequency list of multi-word units
  • concordance – examples in context
  • trends – diachronic analysis automatically identifies neologisms and changes in us
  • text type analysis – statistics of metadata in the corpus

Search the Frantext corpus

Sketch Engine offers a range of tools to work with this French corpus of French literature.

Other text corpora

Sketch Engine offers 800+ language corpora.

Use Sketch Engine in minutes

Generate collocations, frequency lists, examples in contexts, n-grams or extract terms. Use our Quick Start Guide to learn it in minutes.