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About the Course

In the fifth course of the Deep Learning Specialization, you will become familiar with sequence models and their exciting applications such as speech recognition, music synthesis, chatbots, machine translation, natural language processing (NLP), and more. By the end, you will be able to build and train Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) and commonly-used variants such as GRUs and LSTMs; apply RNNs to Character-level Language Modeling; gain experience with natural language processing and Word Embeddings; and use HuggingFace tokenizers and transformer models to solve different NLP tasks such as NER and Question Answering. The Deep Learning Specialization is a foundational program that will help you understand the capabilities, challenges, and consequences of deep learning and prepare you to participate in the development of leading-edge AI technology. It provides a pathway for you to take the definitive step in the world of AI by helping you gain the knowledge and skills to level up your career....

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Mar 13, 2018

I was really happy because I could learn deep learning from Andrew Ng.\n\nThe lectures were fantastic and amazing.\n\nI was able to catch really important concepts of sequence models.\n\nThanks a lot!

Jun 30, 2019

The course is very good and has taught me the all the important concepts required to build a sequence model. The assignments are also very neatly and precisely designed for the real world application.

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By Matt C

Apr 23, 2020

Concur with other reviewers: this class was good, covering a lot of interesting material and with well-structured quizzes & assignments. But the lectures seemed to skip past the sorts of in-depth explanations I wanted, instead just getting to the end point of "this is what this looks like". So good, but not quite as good as previous courses in the specialization.

By Shikhar C

Feb 3, 2019

This course is great to get intuitive understanding of Word Embeddings, RNNs, LSTMs, GRUs and Attention Models.

You will have great explainer videos and some excellent programming exercises. The course does not make you an expert, but it does make you familiar with the above mentioned architectures, so you can independently code and try them on your own solutions.

By Duncan K M

Mar 31, 2018

Really cool applications to work on, but the videos got a little too much into specific applications that may not be relevant most of the time. It was all interesting, but it made this course a lot longer each week. I could have done without a lot of the specifics of certain applications, just because it will be hard to apply/remember the concepts anyways.

By Eric F

Sep 23, 2018

All courses in this specialization are awesome. However, this last course feels a little rushed in comparison with the other 4 courses. While the first 3 courses raise your knowledge of ANN in preparation to the 4th one, it is a little more difficult to understand this 5th course. Likewise, completing the assignments is possible, but more frustrating.

By Jörg J

Jun 21, 2020

Guys, just the truth: Content: Great. Mr. Ng: Great. Autograder: Complete and utter BS. If you rework the Infrastructure you will be big. If you further refuse to do so (literally thousands of complaints about the autograder in the forums -> nothing happens) you will not. Check out Scala courses approach with grading -> works like a charm. Cheers, JJ

By Robert P

Apr 16, 2018

The content is generally great and well worth it. I wish they would fix some of the errors, especially in ungraded exercises. You end up wasting a lot of time because of them. Perhaps the most frustrating aspect is navigating to the Jupyter notebooks. I wish the links to the notebooks were on the same pages as the Submission and Discussion links.

By Sung W K

Mar 2, 2019

I learned a lot. I would give 5 starts but the jupyter notebooks were very very buggy. I spent half of my time on the homework going through the forums to find workarounds. It took away from learning the material efficiently.

Note that I think that this may be a temporary problem as a new platform was release Jan 2019. The content was terrific.

By Elena B

Feb 13, 2018

The course is very interesting and it gives an insight into recurrent neural networks (RNN). The practical exercises are interesting but I found them in a bit raw state compared to the previous courses of the Deep Learning Specialization. Nevertheless I would still highly recommend to follow this course. Thanks a lot to organizers.

By Jungwon K

Feb 5, 2018

Everything seems logical, except the programming assignments. Although I went through week 1 programming assignments only, I often had to face some problems with insufficient information. Lecture videos are easy to understand, but not all the details are explained. (This is the point where I need to find some information by hand.)

By Tolga Ç

Feb 11, 2021

As a non-computer science background student, the course was overwhelming, I got lost in the equations most of the time. Maybe a lower level course could be considered before starting this one. Nevertheless, this was an informative course about sequence models. Lots of quizzes and programming assignments reinforced my learning.

By plegoux

Sep 27, 2020

Videos are great; but as usual TP are too guided (hence boring) and do not use today frameworks (Pytorch, tensorflow 2). TPs should either be completely coded by candidates (only introduction + resfresh on concepts + objectives) with evaluation on final accuracy/f1 score <or> they should be no TPs at all and more MCQ tests

By Charles B

Aug 14, 2018

Content her is great - the first week covers the basic RNN models in a very clear way and the assignments are interactive and interesting, building on the explanations in lectures. One downsides is that the production quality is poor and would benefit from some re-recording to remove bloopers and make it smoother to watch.

By Chinmay P

Jul 5, 2018

I wish it was a bit more interesting. It also kinda feels like Andrew has a bit of a problem himself in understanding the paradigms stated in this course, and that makes me feel somewhat confused as well. Would recommend for the math, the notations are weird and confusing sometimes but it is understandable for most parts.

By Artem M

May 29, 2018

This is a very interesting course with good explanations, which give a brief but sufficient introduction to sequential models like GRU and LSTM. One star is dropped because the CNN course (#4) is still better than this one in terms of explanations, while course #2 is better in terms of relevant material and pace (to me).

By Pascal P Z Z

Jan 19, 2020

Although I really really really love this series and although I always gave 5 stars, I think the quality of this last module is a lot less better than the previous ones. I think convolution was way more difficult but the explanation was awesome. Unfortunately, i think explanations in this module are a little sloppy.

By Peter S

Jun 7, 2019

As usual, Andrew Ng's stellar talent as an educator shines through. Unfortunately, some of the video editing is a little scrappy, and the assignments could use some more polish. Especially in areas where they catch quirks in the grader. Luckily the forum support is excellent. This course is definitely worth doing.

By vishnu v

Feb 15, 2018

Overall nice course, learned a lot about NLP and Speech to text. Course is more oriented towards NLP applications, I was also hoping to learn more about time series analysis. Feel like the course could have been longer 4-5 weeks since RNN, LSTM and GRU is pretty long topic and 3 weeks seems to be too short for it.

By Dunitt M

Apr 26, 2020

Recomiendo ampliamente este curso, te proporciona un claro entendimiento de los modelos secuenciales y recurrentes. Es excelente, aunque a diferencia de otros cursos de esta especialización no explicaron en detalle algunos aspectos de las RNN, me hubiese gustado que profundizaran un poco más en backpropagation.

By chandrashekar r

Feb 6, 2019

The RNN, LSTM< and GRU were very good. But the Week 3seemed a bit abstract. More could have been covered in Audio, Attention.

ALso the Jupyter Notebooks was frequently crashing, and it took lot of attempts to re-open the existing one. Lot of time wasted. Also it took long time to to submit and run the program

By Eysteinn F

May 27, 2018

This course provided a nice high level overview of RNN models and associated Keras implementations. The tricks and tips given were a useful addition to my ML arsenal. The only thing that I feel discredits this course is that the programming assignments are easy to gloss over and pass without much engagement.

By Bill T

Mar 19, 2018

Great introduction to RNNs and how to implement them in keras. I suspect it is a relatively new course as there are still typos and a few errors in the assignments (otherwise I would have given 5 stars) but the forums help you to find your way around them and hopefully in future versions they will be fixed.

By Amir T

Dec 5, 2019

Excellent lectures, some part was difficult and it took time for me to imagine the content of each parameter (e.g. when we talk about X, or a, or Waa what is the size of them and what do they represent). But in the exercises, it became more understandable. Exercises need previous knowledge of Keras and OOP.

By Shuxiao C

Feb 5, 2018

It is a fabulous course content-wise. However, I personally find the programming exercises overly easy (the instructors already build the framework for you and the only thing you need to do is to fill in the blanks), s.t. I'm still not able to build an RNN from scratch after completing all those exercises.

By Tien H D

Jul 10, 2018

This course is good. It introduces the concepts regarding recurrent models. I specially like the attention model videos. In general, the exercises are well written. However, I'm not very familiar with Keras and working on the Keras code really takes my time even I'm quite experienced with Tensorflow.

By Ting C

Jul 20, 2018

Professor Ng did a good job explaining sequence model and I finally understand the basic theories. However, there is room to improve especially on the Keras library part. I hope you can add some simple tutorial for that. Also, I still don't understand how to translate the architecture to Keras code.