Claudio Fantinuoli
University Mainz

Dr. Claudio Fantinuoli (PhD)

I am a Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Mainz/Germersheim. The main focus of my research is the use of technology in interpreting, combining human-based research practices with advances in machine learning and AI. I teach both theoretical and practical classes in Interpreting and Translation Technology as well as Translation & Conference Interpreting (EN/DE/IT). I attended the University of Bologna/Forlì (MA in Conference Interpreting) and the University of Mainz where I received my PhD in Applied Linguistics. My thesis work focused on developing computational methods of supporting interpreters during the interpreting process. I taught also at the Innsbruck University and at the Karlshochschule International University. In the past I was involved as a computer linguist in the project LexALP carried out at the Eurac - Institute for Specialised Communication and Multilingualism. I am the founder of InterpretBank, a well known CAI-tool for professional interpreters. I mainly code in Perl and for deep learning in Python.

E-Mail: fantinuoli (at) uni (minus) mainz (dot) de

Research interests

The focus of my research is on computer science and machine learning applied to the didactics and practice of interpreting and translation. In general terms, I am investigating how advances in technology is changing the interpreting profession (preparation, linguistic output, etc). My PhD specifically focused on the design and development of CAI-tools (computer-assisted interpreting tools). At the moment, I am working on Corpus Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence in relation to interpreting (for example speech recognition in the interpreter's workstation, see here the project). When I theoretically design a new tool, I then enjoy developing it myself.


Conference papers, journals, book chapters, monographies


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Visiting lecturer

Other academic stuff


Current or recent teaching activities at the University of Mainz, University of Innsbruck and at the International Summer School Germersheim

Supervision interests

I welcome enquiries from prospective B.A. and M.A. thesis candidates with proposals related to interpreting technologies.


I have developed some tools for terminology/knowledge management and corpus analysis for translators and interpreters:


Dr. Claudio Fantinuoli (PhD)
Fachbereich Translations-, Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
An der Hochschule 2
D-76726 Germersheim

E-Mail: fantinuoli (at)
Please write me a short e-mail if you need an appointment. Meeting over skype possible.