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  ESPLA GOMIS, MIQUEL

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ESPLA GOMIS, MIQUEL

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I.U. INVESTIGACION INFORMATICA
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  • DOCTORADO EN APLICACIONES DE LA INFORMÁTICA
    Centro de Estudios de Doctorado y Posgrado (25/01/2016)
  • Máster en Tecnologías de la Informática
    Universitat d`Alacant (08/10/2010)
  • Ingeniería Informática
    Universitat d`Alacant (07/10/2008)

Miquel Esplà was born in Alacant (Spain) in 1985. He graduated in Computer Engineering in 2008 and got a Masters in Information and Communication Technology in 2010. He obtained his PhD in Computer Sciences in 2016. He has been hired for several research projects since 2010, first as a research assistant and, since 2016, as a researcher. He became an adjunct professor of the Department of Software and Computing Systems at the Universitat d'Alacant (https://www.dlsi.ua.es) in 2017, and since September 2021 he is an associate professor in computer science in the same department.

Dr. Esplà's research interests are parallel-corpora collection and curation, and translation quality estimation. He has published more than 30 articles regarding these topics on international conferences and journals, and has served on the scientific committee of about 15 international conferences. He has been part of the research team of several projects related with this topic. Especially relevant are the series of CEF European projects "Paracrawl" (2016-EU-IA-0114, 2017-EU-IA-0178, and 2018-EU-IA-0063) which have led to the production of some of the largest parallel corpora available for official languages of the European Union, and the project GoURMET (H2020¿825299), which focuses in building machine translation systems for under-resourced languages around the world for the news domain. Since June 2021, Dr. Esplà is the coordinator of the international consortium behind the CEF European project MaCoCu (2020-EU-IA-0078), which is also aimed at collecting corpora for under-resourced languages in Europe.

During his PhD and post-doctoral stage, Dr. Esplà has been actively involved in the development of various free/open-source tools related to his research topics, such as:

- Bitextor: a tool to collect, clean and curate parallel data from multilingual websites.

- Bicleaner: a tool to remove noise from parallel data.

- LinguaCrawl: a tool to download textual data from multilingual websites.