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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 contains 23,173,538 words...

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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.

Launch of ND-OVI Videoconference Seminar…

27-01-2017 Hits:20 News from the Dictionary

Starting on Thursday, February 9, the University of Notre Dame and the OVI will host a second series of seminars focusing on a wide range of topics related to early Italian studies, including: Dante's[...]

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Update from TLIO

17-01-2017 Hits:29 News from the Dictionary

With the update of January 2017, TLIO has reached 32,690 entries, accounting for 57.5% of the current word list. Over a third of the new entries is included in the A-G segment, which is steadily proce[...]

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In Memory of Tullio De Mauro

12-01-2017 Hits:21 News from the Dictionary

The eminent linguist, who died on January 5, presented a paper, titled "The Diachronic Stratification of the Basic Italian Vocabulary," at the conference celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the O[...]

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TLIO BECOMES PART OF MIUR'S STRATEGIC PR…

27-12-2016 Hits:27 News from the Dictionary

By decree of the Ministry of Education for the "ordinary fund for the financing of research bodies and institutes in 2016" TLIO has been included among a select group of projects of particular interes[...]

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THE NEW BULLETIN IS OUT

27-12-2016 Hits:25 News from the Dictionary

Volume 21 (2016) of the "Bulletin of the Opera del Vocabolario Italiano" (BOVI) has been released. In addition to the usual selection of new TLIO entries, this volume includes two long articles, both [...]

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