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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.

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TLIO AND OVI’S DATABASE AT FLORENCE UN…

18-03-2019 NEWS

TLIO and OVI’s database will be introduced by Rossella Mosti on the 20th of March 2019 at Florence University in the field of History of the Italian language (Master degree course in Modern Philolog[...]

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NEW EDITORIAL COLLABORATIONS FOR OVI

12-03-2019 NEWS

The OVI has entered into an agreement with Edizioni ETS Srl of Pisa, Salerno Editrice Srl of Rome and SISMEL - Edizioni del Galluzzo of Florence for the provision of PDF files of critical editions of [...]

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UPDATE FROM TLIO

07-03-2019 NEWS

With the latest update of March 5, the TLIO reached 36,423 entries.

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AGLIO PROJECT IS ONLINE

07-03-2019 NEWS

The first important results of AGLIO project (Atlante Grammaticale della Lingua Italiana delle Origini), direct by Marcello Barbato (Università di Napoli L’Orientale), to which the OVI provides the[...]

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PRESENTATION OF THE ERC AdG PROJECT «EU…

25-02-2019 NEWS

The ERC Advanced Grant project European Ars Nova. Multilingual Poetry and Polyphonic Song in the Late Middle Ages, coordinated by Maria Sofia Lannutti, in which the OVI is involved as a third party fo[...]

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THE NEW «BOLLETTINO» IS OUT

22-02-2019 NEWS

Volume 23 (2018) of the «Bollettino dell'Opera del Vocabolario Italiano» has been released. In addition to the usual selection of new TLIO entries, this volume includes five editions of texts (two T[...]

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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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The results of the Research Quality Assessment (VQR 2011-2014) were published on February 21, 2017. In the ranking of the CNR Institutes for the disciplinary area no. 10 (Sciences of Antiquity, Philology, Literature, and Art History), the OVI ranked first.

By expanding the comparison to the 19 institutes that are part of the DSU (Department of Human and Social Sciences, Cultural Heritage), the results achieved by OVI confirm the positive outcome of the evaluation. In particular, in absolute terms, both the I indicator (average user rating: 0.74) and the percentage of votes “Excellent and Advanced” (88%) see the OVI ranked second in the DSU (in terms of the second parameter, among all the 102 CNR institutes, only 7 rank higher).

In addition, the parameter that measures the difference (positive or negative) between the evaluations obtained and the weight percentage of the institute as part of the whole CNR, which is the delta between the IRDF indicator (OVI percentage on CNR aggregate) and the indicator n / N (OVI percentage on total CNR production), is equal to 0.16218, which corresponds to the second position among the institutions of the DSU.

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