Claudio Fantinuoli
University Mainz

Dr. phil Claudio Fantinuoli

I am a Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Mainz/Germersheim. My research focuses on Interpreting Studies as well as Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning (automatic speech recognition, machine translation, speech-to-speech translation, etc.). I teach Language Technologies, an introductory class to Machine Learning, and practical classes in Translation and Consecutive/Simultaneous Interpreting.

I also teach an introductory class in Artifical Intelligence in the field of Speech-to-Text translation and augmented human interpretation at the Post Graduate Center of the University of Vienna.

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 PhD thesis focused on developing computational methods for supporting human interpreters during the interpreting process. I worked also at the Innsbruck University, at the Karlshochschule International University and at the Institute for Specialised Communication and Multilingualism in Bozen. I am the founder of InterpretBank, the leading CAI-tool for professional interpreters. I code in Perl and Python.

I work as an external consultant for international organisations, expecially in NLP projects for the European institutions, currently for example for the Speech-to-text unit of the European Parliament.

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

On-going projects

Thinking Interpreting

I am organizing a series of "discussions" about several (non-technical) aspects of interpreting. They are called "discussions" because the main idea is to bring experts and students togheter to think about the profession of tomorrow as well as motivate the new generations to broaden their views on this activity and, whenever possible, society in general. Motivation and thinking out-of-the-box is welcomed. The discussions start with a very short presentation by the guests and go on ... with an open discussion. Please, register to the events here.

Discussions 2020


Conference papers, journals, book chapters, monographies


Invited talks, talks at international conferences, interviews



Visiting lecturer

Other academic stuff


Current or recent teaching activities at the University of Mainz


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.