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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.

UPDATE FROM TLIO (40,000 DELIVERED ENTRI…

11-07-2018 News from the Dictionary

The TLIO delivered entries has exceeded 40,000, 70 percent of the expected wordlist. More then 35.500 entries (exactly 35,574) are published online (latest update: July 9)[...]

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OVI Ph.D. SCHOLARSHIPS: THE 2018 CALL HA…

02-07-2018 NEWS

It has been published the call of International Ph.D. in Philology and Criticism, established at the University of Siena (administrative headquarters) and with the participation of other Tuscan Univer[...]

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UPDATE FROM TLIO

01-06-2018 News from the Dictionary

With the latest update of May 31, TLIO has exceeded 35,100 online entries (exactly 35,149). At the same time approximately 280 online entries are updated, according to the realignment with the drawing[...]

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VIDEOS OF THE THIRD SERIES OF THE SEMINA…

01-06-2018 NEWS

The videos of the six lessons of the seminar Early Italian Literary Texts: A Double Perspective (March-May 2018), organized by the Italian Studies Program of the University of Notre Dame in partnershi[...]

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Third basic training for TLIO editors

29-05-2018 News from the Dictionary

The third basic training for editors of the Tesoro della Lingua Italiana delle Origini will begin on October 15th until October 19th 2018, inside the Opera del Vocabolario Italiano headquarters. You m[...]

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UPDATE FROM TLIO

25-04-2018 News from the Dictionary

With the latest update of April 24, TLIO has exceeded 34,600 online entries (exactly 34,629). At the same time more than 500 online entries are updated, according to the realignment with the drawing r[...]

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