PhiloLogic is an open source full-text search, retrieval and analysis tool developed by the ARTFL Project and the Digital Library Development Center (DLDC) at the University of Chicago. It is designed to work with a variety of data encoding specifications, most importantly TEI-Lite (XML/SGML) and other TEI variants (such as MEP and CES), as well as some support for plaintext, docbook, and ATE (Dublin Core, HTML and some extensions).

Further information, sample databases, downloads, documentation and our wiki are available at:

We currently have French and English messages. If you are using PhiloLogic and want to help by translating the interface into other languages, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you in any way that we can. We are particular interested in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and German. Latin would be fun.  :-)

A couple of caveats: Please note that we have NOT translated system generated search forms. We have found that search forms and headers are frequently heavily modified by users and administrators. We have also opted not to support dynamic selection in the distribution, but this would be a trivial function. If we find we need to do it, we will add the patch to the PhiloLogic wiki.