Maite Melero Nogues

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Maite Melero leads the Machine Translation research group in the Language Technologies Unit. Her main research lines include usupervised methods for machine translation and detection and mitigation of bias in translation models. She has a strong interest for under-resourced languages and accessibility and is member of the board of the Special Interest Group on Underresourced Languages (SIGUL), which organizes annual scientific workshops.

In 2006 she obtained a PhD in Computational Linguistics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, with a thesis on "Combining Machine Learning and Rule-Based Approaches in Spanish Syntactic Generation". She has been a researcher at the University of Barcelona, the Institut d'Estudis Catalans, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Microsoft Research. In 2017 she co-authored the report "Language Equality in the Digital Age" for the European Parliament. In 2021, she coordinated the special issue on Language technologies and language diversity edited by Linguapax. She often participates as a speaker on the impact of technology on the preservation of linguistic diversity and minority languages.