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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 can be...

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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.

MAR CAMPOS (NDHE) AT OVI

12-11-2018 NEWS

Mar Campos Souto, professor at University of Santiago de Compostela and coordinator of the editorial board of Nuevo Diccionario Histórico del Español (NDHE), will be visiting the OVI from 13 to 15 N[...]

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L'OVI AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

31-10-2018 NEWS

TLIO and OVI databases were presented on October 30,2018 by Mariafrancesca Giuliani at the Departement of Italian of the Rutgers University (New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA) in the Graduate program, du[...]

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THE TLIO IN LOSANNA

15-10-2018 News from the Dictionary

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the Faculté des Lettres of the University of Lausanne will host a meeting on "Lessicografia italiana nel Web" (Italian Lexicography on the Web), organized in collaboratio[...]

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NEWS ON THE VOCABOLARIO DANTESCO

10-10-2018 Collaborations

The first 200 entries of the Vocabolario Dantesco (VD) are online. VD is created through an adapted version of PLUTO, developed at OVI by Salvatore Arcidiacono. The progress of the project was present[...]

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END OF THE OVI DIRECTION OF LINO LEONARD…

01-10-2018 News from the Dictionary

On September 30, 2018 the four-year management of Prof. Lino Leonardi has finished. The OVI staff and collaborators express their appreciation for his incisive action and rich in achievements, and wis[...]

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