Claudio Fantinuoli
University Mainz

Dr. phil Claudio Fantinuoli

Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Mainz/Germersheim
Head of Innovation at KUDO Inc.

Short biography
Claudio Fantinuoli holds a Master of Arts in Conference Interpreting (University of Bologna/Forlì). After several years as a 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 Augmented Human Interpreting and Machine Interpreting. He teaches Language Technologies and practical classes in Translation and Consecutive/Simultaneous Interpreting.

Research interests
Claudio founded the CAI - Center for Augmented Interpretation. He is interested in multilingual communication and the diverse approach to speech translation between humans and machines. He also researches how digital 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 support social inclusion through language technologies, 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 Augmented Human Interpretation and Speech-to-Text translation at the Postgraduate Center of the University of Vienna.
- He works as a consultant in Automatic Speech Recognition/Translation for the bodies of the European Union
- He is founder of InterpretBank, a CAI-tool for professional interpreters

E-Mail: fantinuoli (at)

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Current research projects

Visit the CAI - Center for Augmented Interpretation for more information on Claudio's activity.

M.INTerpreting: Design of a linguistic framework to study speech-to-text and speech-to-speech translation from a communicative perspective and empirical evaluating human and machine interpreting, see:

Project's webpage: M.INTerpreting
Machine Interpreting tool: prototype
Grant: Inneruniversitäre Forschungsforderung
ASR Computer assisted interpreting
Augmented Interpretation: ASR-enanced computer-assisted interpreting tools and the empirical study of the human-machine interaction from an interpreting studies perspective. See:

Project's webpage: Computer-assisted interpreting tools
ASR-supported CAI tool: prototype
automatic speech translation
Automatic Speech Translation: we are developing a baseline speech translation engine for real-time continuous (simultaneous) modality. The goal is to develope a baseline engine to perform tests on state-of-the-art speech translation and benchmark other commercial and academic engines. See:

Live demo: Automatic Speech Translation
Ergonomics for the artificial boothmate: With the University Gent, we are working on improving human-machine interaction of ASR-based computer-assisted tools and measuring its effect on interpreting performance. See:

Project's webpage: EABM project.
Grant: N° EC 10 – 2020-2021 – SCIC.B.1(2020) 4773772 - European Commission)
Measuring ear-voice-span of interpreters using real-time automatic speech recognition to define maximum acceptable latency of the system.

Past research projects

GEROM: A German-Italian, corpus-based terminology platform for social discourse analysis
Grant: DAAD


Conference papers, journals, book chapters, monographies


Conference/Workshop organisation

Invited talks and talks at international conferences



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.