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Natural Language Processing, National Research University Higher School of Economics

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About this Course

This course covers a wide range of tasks in Natural Language Processing from basic to advanced: sentiment analysis, summarization, dialogue state tracking, to name a few. Upon completing, you will be able to recognize NLP tasks in your day-to-day work, propose approaches, and judge what techniques are likely to work well. The final project is devoted to one of the most hot topics in today’s NLP. You will build your own conversational chat-bot that will assist with search on StackOverflow website. The project will be based on practical assignments of the course, that will give you hands-on experience with such tasks as text classification, named entities recognition, and duplicates detection. Throughout the lectures, we will aim at finding a balance between traditional and deep learning techniques in NLP and cover them in parallel. For example, we will discuss word alignment models in machine translation and see how similar it is to attention mechanism in encoder-decoder neural networks. Core techniques are not treated as black boxes. On the contrary, you will get in-depth understanding of what’s happening inside. To succeed in that, we expect your familiarity with the basics of linear algebra and probability theory, machine learning setup, and deep neural networks. Some materials are based on one-month-old papers and introduce you to the very state-of-the-art in NLP research....

Top reviews

By GY

Mar 24, 2018

Great thanks to this amazing course! I learned a lot on state-to-art natural language processing techniques! Really like your awesome programming assignments! See you HSE guys in next class!

By TL

Jul 08, 2018

Anna is a great instructor. She can explain the concept and mathematical formulas in a clear way. The design of assignment is both interesting and practical.

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By Johannes Jones

Jan 14, 2019

I learned a lot. The tasks are challenging, but somehow manageable. Thanks!

By yang

Jan 02, 2019

I like this course very much. It is a good introduction for NLP. But if you want to know more about the NLP, you need to search and read a lot of posts during the learning process.

By Hassan Badawy

Dec 31, 2018

Is the best NLP course i have ever seen !!!!!!!!

By 刘尧

Dec 27, 2018

It's a little hard to complete all the courses and homework. But it's worth your time and hard work. I learnt a lot from this course.

By Putcha Lakshmi Narasimha Rahul

Dec 25, 2018

Anna and group is great at teaching. However, a lot of graded assignments were a lot ambiguous with many important details missing. It would be a lot more helpful, if the content needed for assignment is explicitly mentioned! Thank you!

By Lucy Lu

Dec 13, 2018

the best nlp online course

By Glorian Yapinus

Dec 12, 2018

Very good course with tough assignments. Expect to take more time to digest the material on the video and work on the assignments

By Anurag

Dec 09, 2018

Content is so good. Cheers for the makers.

By Игнатовская Валерия Анатольевна

Dec 06, 2018

There were basic introduction as for me, without almost any proofs and mathematical constructions. It was interesting but after this course actually I can't say that now I can do it from the beginning to end for myself, only some functions to include in existing code. Last instruction about AWS was terrible! There were too many questions about it!!!!

By Cindy Pe

Dec 05, 2018

お疲れ様です。ありがとうございます。