Interpreter-friendly way to create, manage and lookup your terminology

InterpretBank is a desktop tool designed for professional interpreters. From preparing an assignment to accessing terminology in the booth or underway, its intelligent design will help you improve your way to work. With two editions (Freelance and Enterprise) we have the right solution for freelance interpreters or for institutions and agencies.

  • Glossary creation

    Easier and quicker glossary creation thanks to: term extraction from documents, automatic suggestion of translations, integration of preparatory texts, summarization of long documents, look up favorite online dictionaries, annotation of manuscripts with terminology

  • Glossary management

    Clear organization of terminology, single database with all your glossaries, sensitive data is saved on your computer, server-based version for companies and organizations, with the Windows version you can use InterpretBank on 2 computers sharing the same database

  • Memorization

    Before the beginning of your assignment, learn or refresh your terminology knowledge

  • Looking up terms

    Use our quick and intelligent algorithms to easily look up terms, even in the booth. You can look up a glossary on Windows, Mac, and even on iPad and Android tablets, without Internet connection

What is InterpretBank

InterpretBank is an intuitive, distraction-free, and easy-to-use tool with a lot of power and behind-the-scenes innovation. Based on academic research performed at one of the leading Interpreting University of Europe, we have developed InterpretBank to help interpreters get the most out of computer science.

InterpretBank is the leading computer-assisted interpreting tool developed to support professional interpreters during their work, from assignment preparation to interpretation. Most assignments require the use of highly specialized terminology. This is why you need to acquire profound insight into the event subject, to create high-quality glossaries, and to easily access them, in the booth or in a face-to-face situation. InterpretBank for Windows and macOS** supports you in the creation, management, memorization of glossaries as well as on facilitating terminology retrieval, even while you are interpreting. Glossaries can be easily accessed from desktops and laptops and from any mobile device, like an iPad or an Android tablet, even without Internet connection.

While you are creating a new glossary, InterpretBank suggests translations automatically thanks to integrated high-quality terminological resources (e.g. IATE), and we are adding resources for many languages at a daily basis. You can integrate your preparatory documents and presentations, and automatically extract terminology and key concepts (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch) from your texts. This dramatically reduces the effort and the time involved in writing high-quality glossaries. When you are interpreting, quick and intelligent algorithms allow you to access relevant terminology quickly without distracting you from your main task - translating between languages. InterpretBank lays the foundation for future innovations: it now offers the experimental feature to integrate Speech Recognition* to allow easy terminology lookup as well as number and names identification of live speeches. This will boost your performance in the years to come: you will be able to deliver better quality and save time. Download the trial version and try InterpretBank yourself! Look at our videos to discover all the functionalities!

InterpretBank is already used by hundreds of professional interpreters around the world who work freelance or for major institutions such as the European Union and belong to a professional association, such as AIIC. Read what they think on Facebook or here.

If you are a public institution, an enterprise or an international organization, we can adapt the tool to meet your specific needs and workflows. Read here what we can do for you or write us.

Freelance Edition

Off-line version (all data are saved on user's computer). No subscription: lifelong license.

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Enterprise Edition

Server-based, shared database (database on private server or hosted by InterpretBank). All features customizable. Ask us for a free online demo.

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The leading computer-assisted interpreting tool

We are implementing all sort of ideas to make you work better and faster. We are developing new features and release them with every update. For example, we have just introduced the feature to manage your preparatory documents and extract useful information from them. All data are saved on your computer. You know that confidentiality must be a priority for any professional interpreter.

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Create glossary from parallel texts


  • Your glossaries and texts are saved on your computer. Reusing them in the future is easier than ever.
  • When you write a glossary, InterpretBank suggests translations automatically, among others from IATE and many other resources.
  • Quick and easy glossary creation with terminology extraction and key concepts identification from your preparatory documents.
  • In the booth, intelligent search algorithms locate the term you are searching for, now even with the experimental Speech Recognition* (Windows only)
  • Glossary memorization modality
  • Easy synchronization of your glossaries between desktop and laptop (Windows only)
  • Full version for Windows and Mac. You can also look up glossaries in Android devices and iPads (click hereto see a live example) and easy share your glossary with colleagues
With our solution all data and processing is performed on your computer, i.e. off-line. Nothing leaves your computer! This is key to grant confidentiality of data. Only the feature to send glossaries to your mobile devices uses a secure server (based in Germany).


We have designed a tool that is powerful, easy to use, intelligent ... and that has an attractive interface. Take a look!

The technologies behind the scene

InterpretBank offers many reach features. It integrates the top research in the area of Natural Language Processing to support the work of human interpreters.

  • Automatic monolingual term extraction (English, Franch, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch)
  • Integration of a wide range of terminology resources for fast glossary creation
  • Key concepts identification
  • Ready for Speech Recognition
  • All data saved on the user computer (Freelance Edition)
  • Shared server-based database for enterprises and institutions
  • Running on Windows and macOS**, lookup on any mobile device
  • Easy to extract terms manually from parallel texts
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Looking up terminology

InterpretBank helps you to look up specialized terminology quickly.

Search your glossary quickly without interfering with the interpreting process. Thanks to our state-of-the-art intelligent search, InterpretBank will search first in your event glossary and then extend the search to other resources. It corrects typing errors, excludes non-lexical words, performs accent and case insensitive searches, allows searches only in the source language or in all glossary languages, and much more! Choose the options that suit you best and personalize how it works for you!

  • Quick lookup system designed for the booth
  • Intelligent algorithm to optimize results
  • Automatic error correction
  • Accent and case insensitive
  • For organizations: ready for Speech Recognition*
  • Glossary access even on iPads and Android tablets

5 star support

Have you run into some problems with using the tool? Would you like a new feature implemented? Do you want to add the search option of your favorite online dictionary? Do you want to customize the tool for your organization? Would you like some didactic material to teach InterpretBank? Just send us an e-mail. We take our customers need very seriously. Read what people think about our customer service on this page or on Facebook.

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Integration of multilingual resources

IATE integrated in InterpretBank

InterpretBank integrates IATE, the terminology database of European Institutions.

Possibly the biggest multilanguage terminology database on earth, the integration of IATE automates the creation of your event glossary. In the booth, IATE is automatically looked up if your glossary doesn't contain any useful result. When you install InterpretBank, IATE is provided out-of-the-box for English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch and Italian. You can freely import other languages from IATE (refer to the handbook) or buy a customization. With a customization you will receive a one-click solution to have IATE in your preferred language combination.

Many other resources

We are integrating many other resources in InterpretBank, both online as well as off-line.

What people say about InterpretBank

The best publicity are the words of our satisfied users.

Ephrem Kamanzi (AIIC)


It's really a cool application. I like the fact that now you don't have to leave the main interface to go to booth mode. Very useful when you're under fire in the booth. I'll definitely purchase it.

Martina Wieser (BDÜ/VKD)

Aschaffenburg, Germany

I just bought InterpretBank. Very clear and informative homepage with very good instructions [...] easy to handle and an EXCELLENT SUPPORT!

Anja Rütten (BDÜ/VKD - AIIC)

Cologne, Germany

All in all, in my view InterpretBank remains number one in sophistication among the terminology tools made for (and mostly by) conference interpreters. None of the other tools I am aware of covers such a wide range of an interpreter’s workflow. I would actually not call it a terminology management tool, but a conference preparation tool.

Isabelle Hofmann

Mistelgau , Germany

By the way, chapeau for the good work, I only interpret with InterpretBank and recommend it whenever I can.

Diana Coada

Manchester, UK

I love this tool. It is so lightweight and it fires up in 2 seconds. I now find Excel quite cumbersome. And no more looking for my glossaries in endless folders and directories.

Ilunga Nkulu (AIIC)


Thank you very much for the software. I am really satisfied using it since I ordered it. Now I have started the process of sensitizing my colleagues.

Download free trial of the Freelance Edition

You can download, install and try the demo version for free. After installation, you have 28 days to test the program. InterpretBank has been developed for Windows. We encourage you to download and test the tool (especially to test compatibility) before purchasing a license.

Freelance Version 5 for Windows

XP, 7, 8, 10


Freelance Version 5N for macOS

El Capitan, Sierra, HighSierra


Installation info


Updates are released periodically. See the change log for more information. InterpretBank will prompt the user when an update is available. It is possible to manually update the installation by simply downloading the installer (above) and run it. This will update your installation.



Freelance v.5



Freelance v.5



Academia v.5



IATE in your languages

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If you are an institution or an enterprise, write us to know the conditions for non freelance users.

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Buying a licence does not entitle you to technical assistance or any special benefits. However, our assistence will try to help you if you encounter any problems.

What is a Lifelong license? No hidden costs. No subscriptions. Your license key will be always valid for the version of the tool you purchased. Updates are free. Upgrades to new versions (every 1-2 years) are not included. If you buy a license, you have a free upgrade if this is released in the next 100 days from your purchase.

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