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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 Weinan L

Apr 7, 2018

RNN, LSTM, GRU... fun stuff even you don't focus on NLP. As always, Andrew makes complicated things simpler. I certainly will keep all the course materials for future reference.

It may be easier to follow other online course, but this course will teach you not just how, but also why...

Read coding instructions carefully and pay attention to details, otherwise you may end up with hours of debugging. That's what happened on me, LOL.

By Virginia A

Apr 7, 2020

Sequence Models are a though subject. many people, during working meeting, mention them as the final resource and solution to everything. I feel I better understand the nuances of them thanks to this course.

I personally enjoyed some of the extra reading ( original papers quoted at the bottom of the videos). Sometimes is hard to navigate in the large sea of publications. It is nice to be pointed towards some piece of reference

By Chris D

Jan 11, 2020

I go back and forth on whether the time-saving aspects of the Python Notebooks are worth the reduction in ML coding experience. I suppose these aren't coding classes, but I also feel some of the concepts aren't cemented as well as if the students were led through a more challenging, trial-and-error experience. That's hard to do, though.

Overall, I recommend the specialization. Maybe just be sure to play around offline, too. :)

By Sima M H

May 25, 2021

Immensely grateful for holding this course, specially Prof. Ng. The way he explained the all concept to the mathematical models was very endearing and excellent.

That was great, however I was expecting to learn at least 1 allocated week to time series data and forecasting (prediction) in sequence model.

In addition, if in one assignment we had imported data ourselves, we could have learned the section much better.

Best Regards

By João A J d S

Apr 23, 2021

The only trouble with this course is that we're talking about seriously deep networks. That means it's difficult to present working, practical cases (jupyter notebooks) to work all the steps.

Still, I'd recommend presenting more and simpler steps towards building an RNN (particularly an LSTM). I had to come back to the notebooks several times... and honestly, I think I'll get back there again to try and understand better...

By 王浩礴

Jul 1, 2019

This series of course provides a comprehensive overview of NLP algorithm and different applications. I really enjoy the projects the deal with audio files. The course skip the linear algebra and differentiation part that not everyone wants to look into. But I hope it will be better if we could also implement the data processing functions of different types of sequential inputs, since data preprocessing is also significant

By KIM T

Jun 11, 2021

My knowledge has been upgraded to the next level through Coursera's Deep Learning Specialization. Through systematic and easy-to-understand explanations, quizzes, and program exercises, I was able to increase my interest and understanding of Deep Learning. Based on this, I really want to change my field of work and work related to Deep Learning. My goal is to make myself a person who uses AI without being replaced by AI.

By Stefano I

Dec 12, 2019

This was a great intro to RNNs and Sequence Models.

Particularly liked the assignment on voice keyword detection. It was useful to learn how to synthesize a dataset quickly and train a proper model for the task.

Also the NLP parts were useful. I would have liked to have more advanced assignments, but still it was a great course that gives you enough knowledge to learn more on your own or explore more advanced courses.

By Najeeb K

Aug 24, 2018

I had struggled with the complexity of Sequence Models ever since I started learning about Machine Learning models. This course gave me an easier intuition to the sequence models without dwelling too deep into the mathematical complexities. As a person who has very little experience with Linear Algebra this helped me a lot to understand and apply such architectures to solve problem. Thanks Prof Andrew and the team! :)

By Frank T

Feb 20, 2018

I think it is a great course. There are some issues here and there with notebooks and related materials. However, considering the large and detailed amount of content in this course and it being a new course, things not being 100% perfect is OK by me. I would rather have the thoughtful content and exercises, versus something much lighter that would be easier to produce. Thank you to all who prepare these courses.

By AVEEK G

Jun 22, 2020

Superb course structure, the assignments beautifully complement the lectures and the amount of guidance makes it easy even for someone not too acquainted with programming. As a suggestion would have liked slightly organized detailed presentations which would help in reviewing the course material later by glancing through rather than going through the lectures. Over all an awesome course with great learning. Thanks

By Lavan O P

May 21, 2020

I enjoyed learning all the five courses of this deep learning specialization. Special thanks should go to Dr. Andrew and the instructors for delivering the course material in an interesting manner. Quite frankly I'm a little bit disappointed with this specialization being too short. Expect more courses in this specialization in the future. (Maybe reinforced learning).Again thank you all for this great experience.

By Michael Y

May 23, 2020

I'm grateful for the chance to take the 5 courses in this program for a very affordable price. It is the best educational deal I've ever come across. The courses are well taught, I will continue on to take other courses offered online on the same subject. Thanks to everyone who made this possible, and I will definitely try to make a contribution to humanity as Prof. Ng has challenged us to do.

Thanks again!

By Nitin K

Apr 3, 2020

Thank you Prof. Andrew Ng and team for these series of courses. The entire specialization was brilliant and the way the programming exercises were structured, using real-life examples was the best part of all. Prof. Andrew Ng always has a smile on his face when he explains the concepts and he is so humble that he thanks us for spending time doing the specialization, whereas it should be the other way round.

By Yiqiao Y

Feb 5, 2018

I highly recommend this course to all audience. Professor Ng is an outstanding researcher with tremendous amount of experience. Moreover, he is a well-known lecturer in terms of his clear explanation and interesting examples provided in class. I have gained a lot of experience as well as knowledge in the field of deep learning. I am very grateful for his time and effort for providing all the resources here.

By Kostas H

Nov 5, 2019

The best online course I've seen anywhere about recurrent neural networks! Prof. Andrew Ng explains everything in such a simple manner. For example, understanding the structure of LSTMs is quite challenging, but Prof. Andrew Ng explains it in a very easy to understand fashion. Likewise with GRUs, Seq2Seq models, bidirectional RNNs, etc. And the code exercises have very beautiful and detailed explanations.

By Guruprasad S

Mar 4, 2018

Thanks Professor Andrew Ng and team for the deep learning specialization. The course material was well designed for online learning. The assignments were perfectly manageable with a few hours of investment every week and the learning was very effective. Last but not least, I found Professor Ng's wisdom, insights, tips to be invaluable to anyone regardless of their level of expertise in machine learning.

By Shishir M

Dec 31, 2019

This was the best course among 5 course specialization. It was well designed, structured and application oriented. Assignments were pretty fun to solve as they involved solving real world problems. This course gave me direct exposure to industry level problems and helped me gain more insights towards the future of deep learning. Because of this I am really excited to continue working in deep learning.

By Rohit K

Jul 6, 2019

Hello Andrew, I am a big fan of you. Learning from your every course. Very unfortunate that I can do that remotely only.

One thing that I want to mention - Can we have lecture notes on coursera, just like the way used to in CS229 that we can read before coming to next lecture. I found that that was very useful in understanding when things get harder.

Thanks hope we can improve coursera in that matter.

By Daniel C

Feb 16, 2018

The Sequence Models course covers state-of-the-art deep learning methodology as of 2018. The instructor is awesome. The assignments help solidify concepts presented in lecture videos. One nitpicking comment. This course, being relatively new, was less polished compared to the other courses in Deep Learning Specialization. I'm sure future updates will eliminate glitches and errors in the near future.

By Raimond L

Jan 11, 2020

Good course to help you understand how sequence models work and how to apply them for various problems. Majority of topics are explained quite well. Practical problems sometimes could be a challenge, but every problem has hints and a bit of theory provided. Overall this course was a very positive experience and I do recommend it. Special thanks for the people who made this course possible.

By Dmitry T

May 3, 2018

I liked that this course was a bit harder than others in the specialization (well partly because It felt like notebooks were made in a bit of hurry here) but it was a good thing for me, since I had to think more on the programming excercises, read Keras documentation, derive backprop equations - and I believe such engagement with the topic really allows to understand and remember it better.

By Mary A B

Mar 18, 2018

It's been so rewarding to apply what I've learned in the previous courses of the Deep Learning specialization to time-based problems. I feel I have a better understanding of how some of the "magic" technology like virtual assistants and speech recognition work. While the material in the first four parts was also very useful, the specialization would have felt incomplete without this course.

By Leandro O B

Jun 4, 2019

Another outstanding course about Deep Learning.

It teaches Recurrent Neural Networks from the basics up to industry applications such as Speech Recognition and Natural Language Processing. The programming assignments are extremely useful to build strong understanding of the algorithms, which we code "from scratch" with NumPy before using higher level frameworks such as TensorFlow and Keras.

By Abe E

Mar 9, 2020

It's a great class, and Andrew Ng is a great instructor. I wish the exercises were a bit harder. Since the course is aimed at all and I am coming from a graduate degree in the sciences, I realize it's hard to cater to all educational backgrounds. I would have liked to see optional/honors exercises to get us more involved. Other than that, I loved the class. Thanks so much for teaching it.