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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....

Top reviews

AM
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.

WK
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!

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By Stephen S

Feb 17, 2018

Course content is excellent, I would have given 5 stars, if the Programming assignments wouldn't have bugs. Fortunately people in forum help out with solving issues with assignments. I believe it's due to the short time frame the course is online and bugs get corrected.

By Viliam R

Mar 24, 2018

While this was the most relevant course for me, I missed how it was focused on "helper functions" instead of core RNN concepts. While I feel like I understand concepts like the Bleu score, I would definitely need to spend more time to fully grasp the RNN architecture.

By George B

Jul 19, 2021

G​ood introduction into NLP and Sequence models in general. Too many things are done for you in order to fit this course into 4 weeks. I felt like I could not say that I built a system doing something. It was pre-built, while I just filled in some portions of code.

By Jeff M

Oct 4, 2020

Very nicely put together, takes a difficult topic and gives you just enough to get your head around it. Only thing keeping it from 5 stars is that a few times it was more difficult to figure out what the auto grader wanted than what was needed to complete the topic

By Alexander

Jan 24, 2019

Would have been nice to get more extensive training in Keras en Tensorflow because programming excercies were somewhat too pre-compiled at times or other times difficult to code because of scarse knowledge of these packets. Otherwise great lecture material as usual

By Vidar I

Mar 22, 2018

This was a great course and teaches you everything you need to know about RNN to get started doing your own research. With background in economics and finance it would have been nice to have one small assignment with time series data. Beside that, awesome course :)

By Oumayma G

Nov 2, 2020

Thank you for this course. The content is very throughout and yet explained simply. I had a hard time with understanding the attention model, the explanation in the course is not enough, but after all, it is a complicated architecture. The labs help. Thank you.

By Sourish D

May 28, 2018

The grader has some bug.Even with correct output and with no bug in the code, it gives incorrect grading. Firstly the criteria to pass is so stiff(80% means to pass for every function).Secondly the bug in grading function grades incorrect for correct codes.

By Sherif M

May 3, 2019

Andrew Ng does a great job in introducing Sequence models in this course. However, I have the feeling the theory behind all the concepts falls short. There are just too many different subtopics being covered instead of focusing on the main concepts of RNNs.

By Harish K L

Oct 15, 2020

Compared to the previous 4 courses in this specialization, I felt this course a bit less on details. It may be just me not having the required level of understanding. It just felt like I could've used a little more details. Andrew is awesome as always.

By Daniel K

Aug 30, 2020

The programming assignments were pretty hard this time. I think, Andrew should spend more time to explain the concepts in the video lectures. Took me a while to get this stuff since it is a little bit more abstract than the previous specializations..

By Endre S

Sep 18, 2018

This last course of the series while still being excellent, it had a few minor issues in the assignments and was quite hard compared to the previous four. Nevertheless, I still learned a lot from it and I am really grateful for it being available.

By Roberto A

Aug 6, 2018

Very interesting and well taught course. The only disappointment is that it focuses almost completely on NLP. I would have much preferred working on other topics too, like for example time series with LSTM, which instead didn't even get mentioned.

By Jkernec

Feb 15, 2018

You should try to leave access to the previous code I wrote in the previous weeks or help out a little in week2 exercise I really struggled to get some of the code done because I didn't have access to my previous notebooks because you locked them

By Harshad D K

May 4, 2020

This course helps you build the basics for natural language processing using deep learning methods.

The assignments at the end of every week test your understanding of the subject and improves your understanding of the topic. Highly Recommended

By Carlos A L P

Jan 4, 2021

Good continuation of RNNs covering theory and Python exercises using a few algorithms and uses cases. I would love to see more content and more interesting examples to implement in Python. Still, this is a nice introduction to sequence models

By Jeremy O

Apr 9, 2021

I really liked it, however I don't feel like it really went into some of the more practicle issues with sequence models. I was left feeling like I wouldn't really know what to do in a situation where I had highly variable sequence lengths.

By Paulo M

Oct 7, 2020

I preferred the first specialization courses. The explanations are not so clear as the explanations in the first courses. I will make the NLP specialization to have a better understanding. Anyway, I recommend the specialization. Very good!

By Óscar G V

Jan 27, 2019

It is a very good course. Andrew Ng explanations are very clear and easy to understand with a lot of good examples. On the other hand there are some confusions or errors in the backpropagation part of the programming assignment about LSTM.

By Sajal J

Jul 22, 2020

I am rating this course 4 because It doesn't give any guidance about future career paths and next things to learn. The explanations are very good. I understood complex things like GRU, LSTM, Bidirectional RNN, attention model very well.

By Diego A P B

Mar 7, 2018

While a great introduction on RNNs, I felt there could be another week of lectures given the complexity of the algorithms being explained. Likewise, the programming exercises felt unpolished in some parts, like in the expected outputs.

By Luiz C

Feb 11, 2018

Very good. To make it perfect, would have liked it for the Assignments to have less bugs (cf. LSTM backprop), and a longer course with extra weeks to present LSTM in the context of prediction (finance, weather, pattern recognition,...)

By Michael M

Nov 2, 2018

Great course! only negative is that problems would really hold your hand. I don't think there is any way I would pass a whiteboard test on any of this (then again a course to get me to that level would have to be double this length).

By Joshua H

Jul 20, 2020

The course covers one of the most influential developments in deep learning in recent times, and does so in a thorough way, introducing majority of the relevant mathematics and methods necessary to build a variety of sequence models.

By Jaiganesh P

Feb 18, 2019

The course is really good if you want to get a good understanding on the basics of deep learning. It would have been great if the course had more hand's on assignments than fill in the blanks kind of assignments in ipython notebook.