Can the instructors make maybe a video explaining the ungraded lab? That will be useful. Other students find it difficult to understand both LSH attention layer ungraded lab. Thanks
This course is briliant which talks about SOTA models such as Transformer, BERT. It would be better to have a Capstone Project. And entire projects can be downloaded easily.
von Huang J•
Course videos are too short to convey the ideas behind the methodology. Illustration is too rough.
von Maury S•
Another less than impressive effort in a specialization from which I expected more.
von martin k•
Low quality programming assignments, but considering the price it's good overall
von Prithviraj J•
Explanations of attention/self-attention & other complex topics are too shallow
von Anurag S•
Course content more detailed explanation to follow.
von Yue W G•
The content is good because it covers many aspects of NLP. There are a lot of illustrations provided to help students understand the materials. However, the assignments are too easy because of the detailed comments provided. This makes it too easy because students could simply copy and paste the answers from the comments.
One suggestion is to improve the explanation of the materials because there re lots of details being skipped by the instructors. Personally, I would have to read other blogs in order to understand some of the details. Furthermore, separating the solutions from the codes is definitely something that must be done for instance presenting the solution in a separate notebook.
von Randall K•
In the previous 3 courses, the HW was a natural extention of the lectures and provided solid reinforcment of the course material. However, in this course, I found the courses did not prepare me for the HW. Furthermore, I found the lectures too terse, often incoherent, and the homework tried to introduce new concepts that were not discussed in the lectures. Also, the code in the labs was poorly organized and the lack of a consistent and coherent style between assignments and even previous courses, which made it difficult to follow the logic. I often spent a lot of time sorting out tensor indexing issues, which is very difficult in Jupyter without a debugger.
von Chenjie Y•
I think the last course is a bit rush... Many concepts are not natural and cannot be explained by one or two sentences. Comparing to the previous courses in the specialisation which really explains concepts and intuitions in detail, this last course is a bit too rough. I would rather spend another month to study the materials in two courses, instead of staying up late to read papers and blogs to understand what was not explained clearly in the course. And also, i see that trax is a good library but i think up to now it is not yet mature, and i really wish all the assignments can have tensorflow versions and let the students to choose.
von Vitalii S•
1) Information 3 out of 5:
no in depth explanations.
2) quiz are too easy, and I was missing good quizzes that were proposed at DL specialization with use cases, they cause me to think what to pick.
3) home tasks are 1 out of 5:
3.1 First of all all home tasks are done in different manner.
3.2 Some of them require additional check even all tests were passed.
3.3 Part with google collab is also a little bit strange... I want to have 1 click away home task and not setting up 3-rd party env.
What is good: for high - level overview this course is ok. Maybe have 2 versions of the course one with in depth explanations. and one more like this one.
von Greg D•
Even though this is better than the other 3 courses in the specialization it's not really any different from reading a few posts on popular machine learning blogs about the technologies they present here. I would understand if the instructors brought some insights, but it's largely just repeating what they have in the slide which in turn is just bare minimum about how to make these concepts work (which again can be found through papers + free resources).
Overall, I would recommend against taking this course since there are better or equal materials available.
Compared to Andrew Ng's deep learning specialization, this course requires a lot of improvement. Very often disparate facts are put together with not much connection between the ideas. This is probably because of the enormous amount of content covered. It might make sense to split the course into two. Thank you!
von George G•
Week 1 jumps into material that is better explained in Week 2. Attention deserves a more gradual and a more deep explanation. Weeks 3 and 4 cover a lot of ground, without going into depth.
von Steven N•
The course lectures were very confusing, and the course assignments were too easy, so they didn't reinforce the lecture concepts in the same way that assignments from other courses had.
von Gary L•
Disappointed. Course 4 is much more difficult to follow than other courses in this NLP specification plus other deeplearning.ai course.
von Omar H•
The Course topics are great but it could be much better by explaning the topics with much more details and providing more examples.
von Mohsen A F•
Like: State-of-the-art NLP problems to be used in the industry.
Dislike: Topics were not well-explained. Difficult to grasp
von George L•
Younes is a bad teacher. He may have good technical chops, but teaching is a different skill altogether. Overall, the NLP specialization design is much much worse compared with the DL Specialization. On one hand, you were taught a lot of stuff that are deep but cursory, on the other hand, the excises are either too difficult for you to get any clue or most of the time actually too simple and you only need to enter simple parameters, therefore cannot really learn anything! I really don't know why there are so many people giving 5 star rating!
von Sharad C R•
Probably one of the worst courses I have ever taken. By week3 I am completely lost and cant make head or tail of the content. Fine tuning the model ? My foot! The videos seemed mug up and the colab material doesnt work, I cant see any fine tuning at all.
All in all horrible course which fails on all fronts of learning.
This has been a glorius level of time sink. I will issue a chargeback from my credit card .
von Dimitry I•
Material coverage is very superficial. Do not expect to fully understand or be able to work with Attention models after doing this course.
Sadly, these types of courses and their fake near 5-star reviews are destroying Coursera.
von David M•
Unfortunately, the classes are given at a very primitive level without explaining what exactly Attention models do. The programming exercises were not explained well, either
von Rajeev R•
Course content was not educational and the assignments only evaluated python skills rather than DL knowledge.
von Vadim P•
As much as Andrew's AI course is good, that much this one is bad. Poorly presented useless material.
von Weizhi D•
This course sucks. The instructor cannot express concept clearly. Don't take this course.
von Ignacio d l S•
Too easy. I can say I almost didn't learn anything.