Claudio Fantinuoli holds a Master of Arts in Conference Interpreting (University of Bologna/Forlì). After several years as a freelance conference interpreter, a lecturer at the Innsbruck University as well as at the Karlshochschule International University, he joined the University of Mainz, Germersheim, where he received a PhD in Applied Linguistics in the year 2012. Claudio's current research focuses on the study of Machine Interpreting from a communicative perspective. He teaches Language Technologies and practical classes in Translation and Consecutive/Simultaneous Interpreting
Claudio is interested in multilingual communication and the diverse approach to speech translation between humans and machines as well as in how new technologies, especially AI, can support human interpreters. To gain insights into these questions, he develops and studies computational systems to automatic translate speeches or to assist interpreters in doing so. The ultimate goal of Claudio's research is to empower human interpreters in their activity and to bring about a more precise characterization of what is unique in human interpretation.
Other current activities
- He teaches an introductory class in Speech-to-Text translation and augmented human interpretation at the Post Graduate Center of the University of Vienna.
- He leads the NLP innovation team at Kudo Inc.
- He is founder of InterpretBank, a CAI-tool for professional interpreters
- He is external expert for the Speech-To-Text Unit of the European Parliament
E-Mail: fantinuoli (at) uni (minus) mainz (dot) de