InterpretBank ASR


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Automatic Speech Recognition in the interpreter's workstation

InterpretBank ASR is a cloud-based feature that automatically looks up terminology, names and numbers while you are interpreting, by listening to the original speaker. You need InterpretBank Desktop in order use this feature. From your Desktop installation, you can choose one or more glossaries relevant to your event and intitate a session. You will open the provided session URL in our WebApp.

Video of InterpretBank ASR for numbers and terminology

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What it does

InterpretBank is the first tool that adds real-time AI-based features to the interpreter workstation. Terminology and numbers are challanging for interpreters. We are invastigating the technical and cognitive feasablity to use ASR to support interpreters in these areas.


Automatic lookup of specilized terms


Automatic prompt of numbers


Recognize Proper Names, etc.


Fast suggestions in real-time

How to setup your computer

You need to send the audio (what you hear in your headphones while interpreting) to the App. Depending on your working environment, you have two options:

RSI: if you are doing Remote simultaneous interpretation we advice you to use a separate computer for the videoconferencing platform and for the ASR function. Setting the audio channels of a single computer to serve both application is challanging and we advise against it.

Open the Settings of Windows

Windows audio setting ASR
Windows audio setting ASR

Select the Sound tab. In Input device, select Stereo Mix. Now, InterpetBank ASR will be able to listen to the audio that is played or connected to your computer. Should you miss the Stereo Mix option, refer to this guide to enable it.

Windows audio setting ASR

Download and install the free driver VB-CABLE from here


In the Audio Setting, tab "Output" and tab "Input", select the VB-cable option.

macOS audio setting ASR


Research around CAI tools, ASR and interpreting

Dr. Claudio Fantinuoli

Claudio Fantinuoli: inventor of InterpretBank ASR

If you are using this tool for your research, consider citing Claudio Fantinuoli "Speech Recognition in the Interpreter Workstation", Proceedings of the Translating and the Computer 39 (2017), 25-34.

Other publications around Interpreting and Technology are available here.


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