Jul 01, 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.
Sep 28, 2018
Great hands on instruction on how RNNs work and how they are used to solve real problems. It was particularly useful to use Conv1D, Bidirectional and Attention layers into RNNs and see how they work.
von Duncan K M•
Mar 31, 2018
Really cool applications to work on, but the videos got a little too much into specific applications that may not be relevant most of the time. It was all interesting, but it made this course a lot longer each week. I could have done without a lot of the specifics of certain applications, just because it will be hard to apply/remember the concepts anyways.
von Eric F•
Sep 23, 2018
All courses in this specialization are awesome. However, this last course feels a little rushed in comparison with the other 4 courses. While the first 3 courses raise your knowledge of ANN in preparation to the 4th one, it is a little more difficult to understand this 5th course. Likewise, completing the assignments is possible, but more frustrating.
von Robert P•
Apr 17, 2018
The content is generally great and well worth it. I wish they would fix some of the errors, especially in ungraded exercises. You end up wasting a lot of time because of them. Perhaps the most frustrating aspect is navigating to the Jupyter notebooks. I wish the links to the notebooks were on the same pages as the Submission and Discussion links.
von Sung W K•
Mar 03, 2019
I learned a lot. I would give 5 starts but the jupyter notebooks were very very buggy. I spent half of my time on the homework going through the forums to find workarounds. It took away from learning the material efficiently.
Note that I think that this may be a temporary problem as a new platform was release Jan 2019. The content was terrific.
von Elena B•
Feb 13, 2018
The course is very interesting and it gives an insight into recurrent neural networks (RNN). The practical exercises are interesting but I found them in a bit raw state compared to the previous courses of the Deep Learning Specialization. Nevertheless I would still highly recommend to follow this course. Thanks a lot to organizers.
von Jungwon K•
Feb 05, 2018
Everything seems logical, except the programming assignments. Although I went through week 1 programming assignments only, I often had to face some problems with insufficient information. Lecture videos are easy to understand, but not all the details are explained. (This is the point where I need to find some information by hand.)
von Charles B•
Aug 15, 2018
Content her is great - the first week covers the basic RNN models in a very clear way and the assignments are interactive and interesting, building on the explanations in lectures. One downsides is that the production quality is poor and would benefit from some re-recording to remove bloopers and make it smoother to watch.
von Chinmay P•
Jul 05, 2018
I wish it was a bit more interesting. It also kinda feels like Andrew has a bit of a problem himself in understanding the paradigms stated in this course, and that makes me feel somewhat confused as well. Would recommend for the math, the notations are weird and confusing sometimes but it is understandable for most parts.
von Artem M•
May 29, 2018
This is a very interesting course with good explanations, which give a brief but sufficient introduction to sequential models like GRU and LSTM. One star is dropped because the CNN course (#4) is still better than this one in terms of explanations, while course #2 is better in terms of relevant material and pace (to me).
von Pascal P Z Z•
Jan 19, 2020
Although I really really really love this series and although I always gave 5 stars, I think the quality of this last module is a lot less better than the previous ones. I think convolution was way more difficult but the explanation was awesome. Unfortunately, i think explanations in this module are a little sloppy.
von Peter S•
Jun 08, 2019
As usual, Andrew Ng's stellar talent as an educator shines through. Unfortunately, some of the video editing is a little scrappy, and the assignments could use some more polish. Especially in areas where they catch quirks in the grader. Luckily the forum support is excellent. This course is definitely worth doing.
von vishnu v•
Feb 15, 2018
Overall nice course, learned a lot about NLP and Speech to text. Course is more oriented towards NLP applications, I was also hoping to learn more about time series analysis. Feel like the course could have been longer 4-5 weeks since RNN, LSTM and GRU is pretty long topic and 3 weeks seems to be too short for it.
von Chandrashekar R•
Feb 06, 2019
The RNN, LSTM< and GRU were very good. But the Week 3seemed a bit abstract. More could have been covered in Audio, Attention.
ALso the Jupyter Notebooks was frequently crashing, and it took lot of attempts to re-open the existing one. Lot of time wasted. Also it took long time to to submit and run the program
von Eysteinn F•
May 27, 2018
This course provided a nice high level overview of RNN models and associated Keras implementations. The tricks and tips given were a useful addition to my ML arsenal. The only thing that I feel discredits this course is that the programming assignments are easy to gloss over and pass without much engagement.
von Bill T•
Mar 19, 2018
Great introduction to RNNs and how to implement them in keras. I suspect it is a relatively new course as there are still typos and a few errors in the assignments (otherwise I would have given 5 stars) but the forums help you to find your way around them and hopefully in future versions they will be fixed.
von Amir T•
Dec 05, 2019
Excellent lectures, some part was difficult and it took time for me to imagine the content of each parameter (e.g. when we talk about X, or a, or Waa what is the size of them and what do they represent). But in the exercises, it became more understandable. Exercises need previous knowledge of Keras and OOP.
von Shuxiao C•
Feb 05, 2018
It is a fabulous course content-wise. However, I personally find the programming exercises overly easy (the instructors already build the framework for you and the only thing you need to do is to fill in the blanks), s.t. I'm still not able to build an RNN from scratch after completing all those exercises.
von Tien H D•
Jul 10, 2018
This course is good. It introduces the concepts regarding recurrent models. I specially like the attention model videos. In general, the exercises are well written. However, I'm not very familiar with Keras and working on the Keras code really takes my time even I'm quite experienced with Tensorflow.
von Ting C•
Jul 20, 2018
Professor Ng did a good job explaining sequence model and I finally understand the basic theories. However, there is room to improve especially on the Keras library part. I hope you can add some simple tutorial for that. Also, I still don't understand how to translate the architecture to Keras code.
von Alberto H•
Feb 23, 2018
Great explanations on the videos, and well designed programming exercises. However, the complexity of the programming tasks is not well dimensioned (1h - 1:30 h may be too little). Worse, some of the exercises are not well explained, with misleading information (e.g. about model tensor dimensions).
von Pedro H B D•
Aug 30, 2019
There was not enough theory as the first three courses. Some explanations were superficial and difficult to understand. Maybe drawing the shape of the inputs, outputs, and other matrices in lectures would help to better visualize what's going on inside the networks. Overall, it was a great course.
von Miguel S•
Nov 27, 2019
It's a great course. The information and knowledge that you get about Sequence Models is fantastic as a primer. Andrew is an amazing teacher throughout the entire specialization altough I found the content of the videos in the Sequence Models slightly more rushed than the previous 4 courses...
von Thiago H M•
Apr 18, 2019
Poderia dar um pouco mais de instruções na hora de usar as funções do Keras. Ficou um pouco confuso.
No assignment da semana 3 (Machine translation). Tem um output que não precisa estar exatamente igual mas o curso não fala isso e acabei gastando bastante tempo nisso, só vi depois no fórum.
von Sujay B•
Apr 09, 2018
Though the lessons are interesting and mathematically demanding, I felt that it was a good time spent learning these concepts. Overall I feel that the 3 weeks could be split into 4 weeks and learning could have been much smoother by adding some more lessons to address the contents of Week 2.
von Anna C•
Jun 23, 2019
Nice content, but the assignments are too easy and only demonstrate the pipeline instead of providing hand-on experience in picking the network and training with GPU. Also, there are some grader problems which has wasted my time to make my code pass the grader even if the answer is correct.