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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.

A SEMINAR ON TLIO AT THE UNIVERSITY OF C…

17-05-2019 NEWS

From 21 to 23 May 2019 will take place at the Department of Scienze Umanistiche of the University of Catania the seminar Come nasce un vocabolario elettronico, coordinated by Prof. Mario Pagano in the[...]

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OVI Ph.D. SCHOLARSHIPS: THE 2019 CALL HA…

10-05-2019 NEWS

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

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UPDATE FROM TLIO

10-05-2019 NEWS

With the latest update of January 25, TLIO has exceeded 34,000 online entries. At the same time 680 online entries are updated, according to the realignment with the drawing rules of the part of TLIO [...]

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THE RENOVO PROJECT (PRIN 2017) IS FINANC…

01-04-2019 NEWS

MIUR has financed the PRIN Project “RENOVO. Regenerating the OVI Corpus: Renewal and Optimization of Methods, Contents and Tools”, Principal Investigator Lino Leonardi, Romance Philology Professor[...]

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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 November 2018. On Wednesday 14 she will meet the OVI researchers and collaborators, in a meeting concerning the comparison of lexicographical methods and tools, and the connections between NDHE and TLIO.

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