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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.

UPDATED VERSIONS OF OVI CORPUS

30-01-2019 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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Launch of ND-OVI Videoconference Seminar…

24-01-2019 NEWS

Starting on Wednesday, February 13, the Center for Italian Studies of the University of Notre Dame and the OVI will host a fourth series of seminars entitled Textuality and Lexicography in the Italian[...]

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UPDATE FROM TLIO (AND GREETINGS)

27-12-2018 NEWS

With the latest year-end update, the TLIO reached 36,151 entries; more than 41,000 entries were delivered, 72 percent of the expected wordlist. An happy new year to OVI employees and collaborators an[...]

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TLIO PRESENTATION AT UNIVERSITY OF CHIET…

11-12-2018 NEWS

TLIO and OVI databases will presented on December 18, 2018 by Cosimo Burgassi and Elisa Guadagnini at the University of Chieti-Pescara, Departement of Lettere, Arti e Scienze Sociali, during the lesso[...]

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THE TLIO AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE

08-12-2018 NEWS

TLIO and OVI databases will be presented on December 10,2018 by Paolo Squillacioti at the Departement of Lettere e Filosofia of the University of Florence, during the lesson of Italian Lexicography (P[...]

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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 Universities and OVI. The project is supported by the Fondazione Ezio Franceschini ONLUS co-financing, and it is one of the projects financed by Tuscany Region. Three scholarships are devoted to projects connected to OVI activities.

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