InterpretBank is a widely known computer-assisted interpreting tool developed to support professional (simultaneous) interpreters during all phases of the interpreting process, from event preparation to the act of interpreting. Specialized conferences require the use of highly specialized terminology. In order to improve interpreting quality, interpreters need to acquire profound insight into the event subject, to create high-quality glossaries, and - if necessary - to easily access them in the booth. To support interpreters in this task, InterpretBank focuses on the creation and management of specialized glossaries as well as on facilitating terminology retrival during interpretation. The main application runs on Windows and macOS. Glossaries can be accessed from desktops and laptops and from any mobile device, like an iPad or an Android tablet.
Combining the latest advances in Artificial Intelligence, such as in the fields of Speech Recognition1 and information retrieval, to the deep knowledge of the interpreting process, InterpretBank provides professional interpreters with series of tools and functions that can help improving their working experience and performances, especially when working with specialized subjects. For instance, InterpretBank is able to suggest translations automatically while the user is creating a new glossary. This dramatically reduces the effort and the time involved in writing high-quality glossaries. During the act of interpreting, intelligent algorithms allow the user to access relevant terminology quickly without distracting the interpreter from his or her primary activity - translating between languages. Download a trial version and try InterpretBank yourself!
After several years of research and thanks to the feedback of numerous professional users, the 4th generation of InterpretBank is now available. The new version is an intuitive, distraction-free, and easy-to-use tool with a lot of power and behind-the-scenes innovation. Among the many features is the integration of high-quality terminological resources (e.g. IATE) designed for high-speed glossary creation, and a brand new, intelligent search algorithm that pinpoints the terms you really need.
InterpretBank is already used by hundreds of professional interpreters around the world who work freelance or for major institutions and organizations such as the European Union and the United Nations. Read what they think on Facebook or here.
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Preparation, Glossary creation
While creating a new glossary, find the best translations for your terms through the suggestions made by our automatic translation algorithm. It will save you precious time! Integration of several high-quality databases such as IATE. Lookup your favourite dictionaries on the web and find definitions. Manage all of your glossaries in a simple, yet powerful application. Easy share event glossaries with your collegues.
Before the conference begins, you can memorize your glossaries visually and streamlined! The terms are shown alternatively in the source and in the target language. You can move on to the next term manually or, if you prefer, automatically by setting the desired amount of seconds on the timer. To improve memorization, you can shuffle word order and language direction. The module is designed to memorize small glossaries (~50-300 terms) before the beginning of the event.
In the booth
Use precise terminology in the booth. When you need it, look up terms in the booth. InterpretBank's quick and intelligent algorithms show you only the terms you really need without interfering with the interpreting process. The search is not limited only to your event glossary but it can extend to your entire database and to online resources. You can even use Speech Recognition1 in order to maximize its usability. Glossaries can be exported for look up on any device, such as iPads and Androids tablets.
Download free demo
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. However, we have "ported" the Windows version to macOS so that you can run it on your Mac straightaway. We encourage you to download and test the tool (expecially to test compability) before purchasing a license.
Version for Mac
(read here how to install it)
InterpretBank is very well supported. Updates are released periodically and are free.
Customisation for institutions and enterprises
Thinking about deploying InterpretBank in your institution or enterprise and need to fully customize the tool? Write us. We are able to modifiy the tool and satisfy your requirements, for example to centralize the terminology database for all your staff in a unique SQL database or to increase the number of languages supported.
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