Aug 27, 2017
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!
May 04, 2019
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 Oscar J O R•
Sep 02, 2017
Nice introduction to the topic and interesting tools. The evaluation system could be improved adding more resources focused on the use of the nltk functions or giving some advice about the critical points in the Python demonstrations.
By Han C•
Sep 01, 2017
Learned lots of new stuff, but some details are not established well including autograder issue at the last assignment. Hope this gets cleared out soon.
By Leo C•
Feb 17, 2018
Love the focus on conceptual text processing and practical guides to implementation in python, but the assignment grader was extremely specific for no reason, especially the Week3 assignment.
By Carl W S•
Sep 01, 2017
Overall, a solid course, though it felt a bit like a face-to-face lecture course recorded to video. The material was helpful and well-explained, but I feel it could benefit from taking advantage of the MOOC medium more effectively, such as by providing code sample notebooks for the students to run and modify, which have been very helpful to me in understanding the material in other courses in the same specialization.
By Traci L J•
Dec 07, 2017
I learned a lot about regular expressions, how to use NLTK to parse words and parts of speech, and to apply machine learning techniques from the third course to text.
The homework assignments were finicky with the autograder and often there was a lot of frustration regarding the exact data types of the output. I spent a lot of type debugging over simple things that could have been clarified in the assignment description. However, the discussion forums are active and people are willing to give feedback!
By João R W S•
Aug 23, 2017
Very good course with very good material and teachers. I just missed some more practical examples to follow along the classes, and more further readings (specially for information extraction).
By Iurii S•
Feb 10, 2018
overall a goods intro into text analysis
By Abe G V T S•
Oct 05, 2017
The class was great. However the assignments had a lot of problems.
By Yang F•
Aug 23, 2017
By Niels R•
Apr 24, 2018
Overall this is well done course, but the autograder for week 2 needs a lot of work. It was buggy, broken and gave uninformative answers.
By Girish G•
Nov 20, 2017
Awesome course..It is a good start for NLP. Comprehensively covers all topics. The Autograder for the programming assignment needs
By Kunal c•
Aug 10, 2017
There were certain issues with the autograder. But the course content was good
By Aleksey B•
Mar 08, 2018
Some assignments were very ambigues - namely part One of final assignment.
By Nicolas B•
Aug 26, 2017
Great course, could improve the last week with more practical examples.
By Mykhailo L•
Jan 03, 2018
Good intro course on NLP
By Frank L•
Oct 14, 2017
Was very detailed and well taught
By Patrick L•
May 26, 2018
Great course, didn't expect to get so much value out of it. Sometimes the instructions in the assignments are unlear though.
By Anad K•
Jun 17, 2018
Content-wise course is okey. But all the students faced issues during the assignment submissions because of the auto grader.
By Sebastian H•
Mar 18, 2018
The course is quite interesting and you learn the basic concepts and tools.
The programming assignments were sometimes unclear in the formulation of the tasks. Additionally the autograder seems to be a bi buggy, which was very frustrating and cost me a lot of time.
But, thanks to the vivid and helpful discussion forum in the end it is feasible.
And since you learn the most out of all this little hurdles ;) , the course is still very valuable!
By Fedor K•
Nov 16, 2017
By cheting c•
Jun 22, 2018
Overall good class but the assignment design is somehow bad. Should give some hint otherwise we do not know if we get a wrong answer or the autogarder is not working.
By Vinicius G•
Dec 26, 2017
I did not give 5 starts because Assignment 4 was really hard. It required too much knowledge from outside. The week 4 modules poorly prepared me for assignment 4.
By Christos G•
Aug 22, 2017
This was a very well thought and assembled set of Text Mining applications in Python. The complexity and profoundness of the topic somehow prohibited the instructors from sufficiently explaining the details in some occasions, which might eventually cause frustration with the students. However, perhaps this wide-first approach versus the deep dive is preferable for the purpose of the course. In all cases, Google and Stackoverflow will always remain as last resorts and supporting information sources.
By Чижов В Б•
Dec 18, 2017
It is interesting, cognitive and very useful. But, there were very few answers from the teaching staff in the discussions at the forum. In previous courses of this and other specializations, the teaching staff took an active part in the forum and this greatly helped in understanding and fulfilling the tasks of the course.
By Saber D•
Jan 17, 2018
Very useful course to text mining.