Claudio Fantinuoli
University Mainz

Dr. phil Claudio Fantinuoli

I am a Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Mainz/Germersheim. The main focus of my research is the use of technology in human interpreting as well as advances in machine learning and AI applied to interpreting, such as automatic speech recognition, machine translation, speech-to-speech translation, etc. I teach Interpreting and Translation Technologies, an introductory class to Machine Learning with focus on language technologies (ASR, MT, etc.), as well as Translation and Consecutive/Simultaneous 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 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, a leading CAI-tool for professional interpreters. I code in Perl and Python.

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

Research interests

The focus of my research is on the intersection between computer science/machine learning and the didactics and practice of interpreting and translation, and emerging areas, such live subtitling, machine interpreting, etc. 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). When I design a new tool, I enjoy developing it myself (Python and Perl).

On-going projects


Conference papers, journals, book chapters, monographies


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)
Please write me a short e-mail if you need an appointment. Meeting over skype possible.