Ergonomics of the artificial booth mate

Start - End 
2020 - 2021 (ongoing)
Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication



The Ergonomics for the Artificial Booth Mate (EABM) project aims at creating a future-proof CAI tool. Together the University of Ghent and the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz will use speech recognition technology to create a user-friendly interpreting tool and enhance interpreting performance in the booth.

Speech recognition technology enables your artificial booth mate (ABM) to accurately and rapidly display terms and numbers on a screen during real-time speech. This way it will provide interpreters with support when they need it most just like a real booth mate. Unlike Machine Interpretation (MI), an ABM does not replace the interpreter in any way. On the contrary, an artificial booth mate works together seamlessly with the interpreter increasing the accuracy and productivity of the human interpretation.





Claudio Fantinuoli

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz