Natural Language Processing (NLP) is an important area of Artificial Intelligence concerned with the processing and understanding (NLU) of a human language. The goal of NLP and NLU is to process and harness information from a large corpus of text with very little manual intervention. This course will introduce various techniques to find similar words using the context of surrounding words, build a Language model to predict the next word and generate sentences, encode every word in the vocabulary of the corpus into a vector form that represents its context and similar words and encode a sentence for machine translation and conversation purposes.
The course will help learners to gather sufficient knowledge and proficiency in probabilistic, Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and deep learning techniques for NLP.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any interested learners PER-REQUISITES: Essential – Algorithms, Python proficiency, elementary probability and statistics, Linear Algebra, basic understanding of machine learning NOTE: Only English corpus is considered throughout this course.
WEEK 1: Introduction, terminologies, empirical rules WEEK 2: Word to Vectors WEEK 3: Probability and Language Model WEEK 4: Neural Networks for NLP WEEK 5: Distributed word vectors (word embeddings) WEEK 6: Recurrent Neural Network, Language Model WEEK 7: Statistical Machine Translation WEEK 8: Statistical Machine Translation, Neural Machine Translation WEEK 9: Neural Machine Translation WEEK 10:Conversation Modeling, Chat-bots, dialog agents, Question Processing WEEK 11:Information Retrieval tasks using Neural Networks- Learn to Rank, Understanding Phrases, analogiesWEEK 12:Spelling Correction using traditional and Neural networks, end notes