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The OVI databases are free and open access. To access the databases, click on the name of one of the various corpora located under the cat (GATTO) icon next to each description; then click on the name of the corpus at the center of the page.

The ItalNet version of the OVI corpus of Early Italian has no longer been updated since 2005, and therefore is no longer reliable. The OVI is responsible only for the databases listed on this page.
From January 2019, the Corpus OVI dell'Italiano antico is not lemmatized, but is possible to search the Corpus with GATTO's function of "lemmi muti".

Corpus OVI dell'Italiano antico: The corpus contains the entire collection of early Italian texts that OVI makes accessible to the public. It can be searched by word forms and with the GATTO's function of "lemmi muti".


Corpus TLIO: The corpus is specifically used to develop the Tesoro della Lingua Italiana delle Origini (TLIO), that is, the historical dictionary of early Italian. It can be searched by word forms and lemmas.


Corpus DiVo: This corpus contains the “volgarizzamenti” (i.e. the translations of Latin original texts into vernacular versions) of classical and late antiquity texts.


Corpus CLaVo: The corpus is the collection of the Latin original texts translated into vernacular versions and included in the Corpus DiVo (see above).


Corpus ReMediA (A Repertory of Ancient Medicine): The corpus contains medical-scientific texts in several Romance languages.


Archivio Datini: The corpus is the collection of the letters published by the Archives of Francesco di Marco Datini, developed by OVI on behalf of the State Archives of Prato. It is lemmatized by topics.


Corpus ARTESIA (Textual Archive of Early Sicilian) Edited by Mario Pagano, this corpus was implemented in GATTO at the University of Catania, with whose permission it is made available here.


Corpus Folchetto: Created by Paolo Squillacioti, this corpus is a first experimental version of a lemmatized corpus of Trobadour poetry containing the poems of Folquet de Marseille.