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. 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 ways of supporting interpreters during the interpreting process. I taught also at the Innsbruck University and at theKarlshochschule 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. All software developed in my projects is programmed by myself.

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

Research interests

The focus of my research is on computer science and corpus linguistics applied to the didactics and practice of interpreting. 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 InterpretBank, a CAI-tool (computer-assisted interpreting tool) which has now become the reference tool among professional interpreters. At the moment, I am working on Artificial Intelligence in relation to interpreting (speech recognition in the interpreter's workstation, automatic speech translation). When I theoretically design a new tool, I then enjoy developing it myself.


Conference papers, articles and book chapters, books


Invited talks or talks at international conferences

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) uni-mainz.de
Office: room 344. Please write me a short e-mail if need an appointment. Meeting over skype possible.