Oct 29, 2018
The lectures covers lots of SOTA deep learning algorithms and the lectures are well-designed and easy to understand. The programming assignment is really good to enhance the understanding of lectures.
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.
By Romain L•
Mar 25, 2019
The course was great, as ever. But some of the programming exercises were very frustrating. Oscillating from very easy to very difficult, with some unclear (and sometimes erroneous) instructions. I felt this was in sharp contrast with the previous 4 courses of this specialisation, for which the course and exercises were perfect.
May 1, 2020
the course covered a lot of essentials and gave me a rough idea of how stuff NLP and sequence models work. Though at the same time the content often left me confused and overwhelmed. the Convolutional Networks course was far better.
Overall its great work and I am thankful for hard work put behind the complete specialization.
By Hans E•
Mar 3, 2018
Great lectures, great teacher!
I would have given 5 stars but for the problems in the exercises / grader. Some problems that are know for weeks or even months are not resolved. This causes many wasted hours for many hundreds of students. Please solve this and make it a 5 star course.
Many thanks to Andrew Ng and the mentors!
By Glukhov E•
Feb 16, 2020
The programming tasks were very simple. I doubt that you can really learn anything when you just need to copy the text from the task description and paste it. The content of the tasks was excellent, but the level of personal involvement was minimal.
In addition, the information in the course is already outdated.
By Richard S Z•
May 17, 2018
The lectures were OK ... better LSTM tutorial by Chris Olah
The exercises really need some review ... very frustrating ... and not all that illuminating .
The course was a good intro to DNN ... but I think either replace Week 3 - Structuring ML Projects with a course on Keras ... or add a course just on Keras.
May 19, 2021
In my oppinion this course was too hard. I mean I could solve the assignments, but there was too much "magic" in those assignments. At least for me it was hard to develop enough intuition. But maybe its also due to the fact that I am more interessted in image based convnets where I have more background.
By Piotr D•
Nov 17, 2018
The course does not explain how to use Keras (it's assumed you've finished the previous course). What's more a lot of code parts is implemented in some difficult way (for loops instead of Python's builtins and idioms like any or list comprehensions). I'd love to see more materials on speech recognition.
By Suresh D•
Mar 25, 2018
I guess as the subject matter becomes more complex, more training is required on the underlying frameworks being used- Keras, TensorFlow etc. Did not feel that sufficient time was spent on understanding the underlying frameworks. Also the TA work is of spotty quality. But I love the way Andrew teaches.
By SALİH T A•
Apr 5, 2020
The assignments were not good i think. Because they explained the consepts too long and complicated as like we've never seen these on lectures. I was waiting assignment to require more insight about architecture and less python programming knowledge. This comment is for week1 assignments in special.
By Christopher C•
Sep 9, 2020
Programming assignments were not to the level of the prior courses in the series. Should have more illustration of using Keras/Tensorflow. Assignments either were too spoon fed or there was too little reference information whereas prior courses had a good balance. Many of the keras links are dead.
By Devin F•
Mar 11, 2018
For me, there was a large gap on time between when course 4 and 5 were offered (months). This unfortunately was enough for me to forget everything I learned about Keras.
Of course, this course assumes you know Keras so I was behind for the labs
Material is interesting though.
Mar 13, 2020
Of the courses in the specialization, this one seemed the least organized and rushed. Some of the assignments had some annoying auto-grader quirks that made troubleshooting a pain. Overall it is still worthwhile, just be ready to search forums for help during the assignments.
By Kerry D•
May 14, 2018
Too many thing introduced in programming assignments without explanation. Why the high dropout values? Why sometimes one dropout layer, sometimes two? Many things are just given as a formula, and not explained in a way that would let me make my own network for my own problem.
By Alessandro P•
Jun 22, 2020
The lessons are very good as always, but I'd like to be tested more in the programming exercises rather than literally being told what to do and then fill in missing parts of already completed code. Still super glad I took the specialisation, it has been extremely helpful.
By Mason C•
Sep 12, 2018
Had to rate this lower due to problem with the final assignment. Submission and saving situation was a nightmare, I had to redo my work several times. Please fix this, it's a real downer at the end of the course. Otherwise, content stellar as always.
By Ashvin L•
Oct 22, 2018
The course content is pretty good for breadth. However, it falls short in going into depth. Assignments need to be more open-ended and probably a bit more involved. It appears that we are cutting and pasting code that is already written in comments.
By Oliverio J S J•
Feb 12, 2019
This course presents an interesting review of several strategies that are part of the state of the art. However, it is impossible to assimilate how they work in the time devoted to each one. The "fill in the blanks" exercises do not help much.
By Jorge B S•
Sep 23, 2019
This course gives a nice overview of sequence models. If it is true that I do not have an engineering background, I felt it got sometimes a little bit too abstract as compared to other courses of the specialisation. However, I recommend it.
By arnno b•
Feb 29, 2020
I would advise giving more tutorials about TensorFlow and Keras. Those are your main tools and eventually, in many cases we were only required to complete the gaps which don't give you a true understanding of how to use those frameworks.
By Jamal H•
May 13, 2021
The assignments are more like quests - most of the time is spent guessing what is required. The changes made require more programming skills rather than the understanding of ML principles.
The "Attention" topic was not in good detail.
By Heming C•
Feb 8, 2018
The programming exercises can be better polished, there was quite a few errors that caused unnecessary confusion to the students. Many times, I felt like I was fighting with the Keras/Tensorflow API rather than solving a ML problem.
By Ben R•
Jun 27, 2019
Courses had some issues with the grader, and there were some instances where the expected output in the assignment didn't match the actual output, despite it being correct.
See forums for a range of complaints on the matter.
By Smith R S•
Feb 3, 2019
Need more detailed explanation and programming assignments are way too easy.I would suggest to make advanced courses for people to improve their knowledge keeping all this courses also considering not all feel it very easy.
By sushil d•
Apr 18, 2022
this one was quite fast, should cover transformer in details and also other NLP models like BERT, GPT, MORE QUIZES should to be added based on tranformer acrchitechture, GRU and LSTM should me made short as LSTM is dead
By João H•
Nov 10, 2021
Every notebook was super well explained and made except the last one, which was very confusing, unfortunately. I did not enjoy doing that one :( Also, I think the transformers network were not deep explained as hoped.