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Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Microsoft via edX

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Natural language processing (NLP) is one of the most important technologies of the information age. Understanding complex language utterances is also a crucial part of artificial intelligence.

In this course, you will be given a thorough overviewof Natural Language Processing and how to use classic machine learning methods. You will learn about Statistical Machine Translation as well as Deep Semantic Similarity Models (DSSM) and their applications.
We will also discuss deep reinforcement learning techniques applied in NLP andVision-Language Multimodal Intelligence.

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Module 1: Introduction to NLP and Deep Learning
An overview of Natural Language Processing using classic machine learning methods and cutting-edge deep learning methods.

Module 2: Neural models for machine translation and conversation
Introduction to Statistical Machine Translation and neural models for translation and conversation

Module 3: Deep Semantic Similarity Models (DSSM)
Introduction to Deep Semantic Similarity Model (DSSM) and its applications.

Module 4: Natural Language Understanding
Introduction to methods applied in Natural Language Understanding, such as continuous word representations and neural knowledge base embedding.

Module 5: Deep reinforcement learning in NLP
Introduction to deep reinforcement learning techniques applied in NLP

Module 6: Vision-Language Multimodal Intelligence
Introduction to neural models applied in Image captioning and visual question answering

Taught by

Lei Ma, Roland Fernandez and Xiaodong He


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    Amol Nayak

    Amol Nayak completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Taking this course as its part of the Microsoft Professional Program AI Track. I was very excited to take this course but found it too shallow. Had I not watched the lectures of the CS224N on youtube, i would have been struggled to understand the content. The assignments too involve executing the notebooks and confirming you executed them.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I was looking forward to take this course as its the only live NLP course on Edx right now. But unfortunately, the accent of the teacher is too strong and becomes completely ununderstandable at times. (I am a native English speaker)

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