Natural Language Processing Specialization

Natural Language Processing (NLP) uses algorithms to understand and manipulate human language. This technology is one of the most broadly applied areas of machine learning. As AI continues to expand, so will the demand for professionals skilled at building models that analyze speech and language, uncover contextual patterns, and produce insights from text and audio.
By the end of this Specialization, you will be ready to design NLP applications that perform question-answering and sentiment analysis, create tools to translate languages and summarize text, and even build chatbots. These and other NLP applications are going to be at the forefront of the coming transformation to an AI-powered future.
This Specialization is designed and taught by two experts in NLP, machine learning, and deep learning. Younes Bensouda Mourri is an Instructor of AI at Stanford University who also helped build the Deep Learning Specialization. Łukasz Kaiser is a Staff Research Scientist at Google Brain and the co-author of Tensorflow, the Tensor2Tensor and Trax libraries, and the Transformer paper.

Use logistic regression, naïve Bayes, and word vectors to implement sentiment analysis, complete analogies & translate words
Use dynamic programming, hidden Markov models, and word embeddings to implement autocorrect, autocomplete & identify part-of-speech tags for words
Use recurrent neural networks, LSTMs, GRUs & Siamese network in TensorFlow & Trax for sentiment analysis, text generation & named entity recognition
Use encoder-decoder, causal, & self-attention to machine translate complete sentences, summarize text, build chatbots & question-answering

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Natural Language Processing with Sequence Models (Coursera)

In Course 3 of the Natural Language Processing Specialization, offered by, you will: a) Train a neural network with GLoVe word embeddings to perform sentiment analysis of tweets, b) Generate synthetic Shakespeare text using a Gated Recurrent Unit (GRU) language model, c) Train a recurrent neural network to [...]

Natural Language Processing with Classification and Vector Spaces (Coursera)

In Course 1 of the Natural Language Processing Specialization, offered by, you will: a) Perform sentiment analysis of tweets using logistic regression and then naïve Bayes, b) Use vector space models to discover relationships between words and use PCA to reduce the dimensionality of the vector space and visualize [...]

Natural Language Processing with Probabilistic Models (Coursera)

In Course 2 of the Natural Language Processing Specialization, offered by, you will: a) Create a simple auto-correct algorithm using minimum edit distance and dynamic programming; b) Apply the Viterbi Algorithm for part-of-speech (POS) tagging, which is important for computational linguistics, c) Write a better auto-complete algorithm using [...]