Quite challenging but also quite a sense of accomplishment when you finish the course. I learned a lot and think this was the course I preferred of the entire specialization. I highly recommend it!
Lectures are very good with a perfect explanation. More than lectures I liked the assignment questions. They are worth doing. You will get to know the basic foundation of text mining. :-)
By MANCINI L•
In general, the course is good, lesson explanations are excellent but it lacks of pratical lessons. Assignments are quite difficult in comparison with the material of the course lesson. It took me a lot of time to do them and understand where my mistakes were.
By Maxime R•
I really think that the 3rd and 4th week of the course should have more practical presentation (especially the 4th week for which the assignment is quite 'new' in terms of programming). Having a notebook for the 4th week would be a good additional material.
By Daissy D M R•
Good topics and well explanations. A Notebook to support content of week 4 is definitely needed. More explanations in assignment for week 4 is needed. In general, week 4 lacks of organization and good content. that is why I give 3 stars instead of 5
By Jack O•
I don't feel like I learned very much; even a month later, I've almost entirely forgotten what we covered. The homeworks were confusing and often poorly worded, and from what I saw from the forums, I wasn't the only one who was left baffled.
By Joseph I•
The videos and content were great but the projects need more specificity. There's a lot of ambiguity around what the projects are asking for which takes away from the quality of the course. For examples, please visit the discussion forums.
By Muhammad H R•
This course was just too theoretical. There were just too many lectures on the English language and nothing really practical. I learned nothing that I can actually use. There were hardly any useful text mining techniques that I learned.
By Jaerong A•
The lectures are pretty fast-paced, and the assignments expect you to do things that are not well covered in the lecture. You need to learn a lot by yourself to learn anything from the lecture. Besides, autograding is a disaster.
By Craig A B•
You do more work learning on your own to be able to do the projects and quizes then is given in the lectures. These University of Michigan classes aren't very balanced in terms of lectures, reading, and difficulty of projects.
By Mayeul P•
Great teaching material and clear explanations. I learnt a lot.
Nevertheless the assignments auto-grading tool is awful.
I spent more time looking for the necessary hacks to pass the assignments than working on text mining.
By Ruiqi Y•
The content of the video and the assignment needs to be updated. Some of the questions in the assignment were not clear and autograder can be a pain. The topics are also not too coherent from weeks to weeks.
By Tianyi C•
The assignment is very easy compare to the previous three courses, just need to apply some library and done. The syllabus is poorly designed, especially for the last two weeks. Overall, don't recommend.
By James M•
Autograder bugs make for a frustrating time completing the assignments. Independent research and self-guided learning will come in handy for this course as the lectures (mostly) are uninformative.
A nice course overall but maybe not the best in the specilisation.
It may be me non understanding deeply the content but I found it a bit more mystical rather than quickly see concrete applications
By Robert S•
Too much time required to review discussion threads to understand or fix problems with the coding assignments. Lectures provided little substantive assistance in handling the coding problems.
By Jeffrey D B•
The course would be significantly improved if there were more hands-on demos during the lectures. Lectures are very high-level and aren't terribly useful when trying to do the lab exercises.
By Jim S•
Course content was informative and would benefit greatly from more depth. Some of the automated grading solutions are lacking/buggy. Excellent forum participation was key to success.
By eon t•
ambiguous, not very clear.
especially for the last course, the task could be difficult for novice
the course didn't present detailed explain for the code and sort of hard to follow
By Sakina F•
Very very long videos. Makes a person zone out. The videos need to be smaller in length as they become very hard to complete. However, the content is good and easy to understand.
By Oscar F R P•
Videos are too long and the lectures sometimes go too fast and shallow to grip on information for the assingments, though those can be very manageble consulting stackoverflow
By Reed R•
Overall a good course and a nice introduction to Text Mining but issues with the autograder and some unclear instructions can make the assignments a little painful.
By James S•
Some good stuff here, but really drops in quality toward the end and became a real slog to finish. Shame, since the rest of the specialization has been outstanding.
By Tracy S•
assignments are ok although with some unclear issues. however, i think the last week tutorials can be richer and more informational. i love the week1-3 tutorials.
By Kieran W•
Overall good material. Not enough actual code examples at times, especially towards the end. The assignments weren't completely relevant and slightly buggy.
By Juan M•
Seems sort of unupdated, lacking enough applications for the student to really get a grasp of the contents. Lectures should explain theory more thoroughly
By Saswati R•
Some of the assignment problems, especially assignment 2 and 4, did not have clear instructions and hence were confusing. Otherwise, a good course.