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The Dictionary

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.

It has collaborative relationships with Italian and foreign universities and colleges, research centers, public and private bodies, and publishing houses for research and training activities on Italian language and texts.

NEW CORPUS: CHVA

10-08-2019 NEWS

Corpus ChVA, which contains the texts published in the project «Chartae Vulgares Antiquiores, The oldest Italo-Russian texts reproduced, edited and commented» Vittorio Formentin, Nello Bertoletti an[...]

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UPDATED VERSIONS OF OVI CORPUS

09-08-2019 NEWS

Updated versions of the OVI Corpus, the TLIO Corpus, and the OVI Corpus of Early Italian have been released: they are aligned with the new structure developed in the CoVo Project (The corpus of the It[...]

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UPDATE FROM TLIO

01-08-2019 NEWS

With the latest update of August 1st, TLIO has reached almost 37,000 (36,966) online entries. [...]

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INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF THE LEI BRANCH …

30-06-2019 NEWS

On Tuesday 2nd July the Executive Director of OVI, Paolo Squillacioti, will attend the opening ceremony of the Lessico Etimologico Italiano branch in Vienna, bringing institutional greetings on beha[...]

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TLIO IN CERTALDO

27-06-2019 NEWS

On June 27th 2019 TLIO and the others OVI's resources will be presented by Paolo Squillaciotti in Certaldo (Casa del Boccaccio) in the framework of the Summer School arranged by Giovanni Boccaccio [...]

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FOURTH BASIC TRAINING FOR TLIO EDITORS

20-06-2019 NEWS

The fourth basic training for editors of the Tesoro della Lingua Italiana delle Origini will begin on September 23th until September 27th 2019, inside the Opera del Vocabolario Italiano headquarters. [...]

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