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The Tesoro della Lingua Italiana delle Origini (TLIO) is a historical dictionary of early italian, based on all available documentation from the first document that...

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THE TEXTUAL CORPUS

The TLIO textual corpus is the largest database available today of the Italian language prior to 1375. Divided into three databases, it currently...

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THE SOFTWARE

GATTO is a lexicographic software designed and developed by Domenico Iorio-Fili at the OVI Insitute of the Italian National Research Council. This software was created as a tool for the development,...

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About Us

The Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI) is the institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) responsible for the development of the Historical Dictionary of the Italian language. The OVI Insitute is located in Florence, at the Accademia della Crusca.

The OVI is a founding member of the European Federation of National Language Institutions (EFNIL), of the Center for Historical and Theoretical Linguistics: Italian, European Languages, Oriental Languages (CLIEO), and of the Italian node of the European Research Infrastructure Consortium DARIAH-ERIC (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities) – DARIAH-IT.

At present, the OVI’s activities are centered on the development and online publication of the Tesoro della Lingua Italiana delle Origini (TLIO) – the first historical dictionary of early Italian, which is also the first section of the Historical Dictionary of the Italian language – and of the textual corpus of early Italian. It also develops and provides scholars with advanced lexicographic software.

A DELEGATION OF THE OVI IN SAARBRÜCKEN F…

21-04-2017 Hits:26 Collaborations

On 20-22 April, a delegation of the OVI will be at the LEI Insitute in Saarbrücken, for the conference organized to celebrate the 85th birthday of Prof. Max Pfister. After the signing of an agreement [...]

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Just Released: Conference Proceedings fo…

07-04-2017 Hits:33 News from the Dictionary

The conference proceedings for the thirtieth anniversary of the OVI have been published as the fifth volume of the “Quaderni del Bollettino dell’Opera del Vocabolario Italiano” series. The conference[...]

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Second basic training for editors of the…

23-03-2017 Hits:43 News from the Dictionary

The second basic training for editors of the Tesoro della Lingua Italiana delle Origini will take place September 26th-September 29th 2017, at the Opera del Vocabolario Italiano headquarters. Please s[...]

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Updated versions (as of February 23, 201…

06-03-2017 Hits:57 News from the Dictionary

In the updated TLIO Corpus, texts and lemmatization have been revised and improved, and two new texts from the Additional TLIO Corpus, lemmatized by Diego Dotto, have been added; these are: Rita Libra[...]

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The OVI Achieves Excellent VQR Results

06-03-2017 Hits:62 News from the Dictionary

The results of the Research Quality Assessment (VQR 2011-2014) were published on February 21, 2017. In the ranking of the CNR Institutes for the disciplinary area no. 10 (Sciences of Antiquity, Philol[...]

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