Feb 10, 2017
Excellent course, the pipeline they propose to help you understand text mining is quite helpful. It has an important introduction to the most key concepts and techniques for text mining and analytics.
Mar 25, 2018
The content of Text Mining and Analytics is very comprehensive and deep. More practise about how formula works would be better. Quiz could be not tough to be completed after attending every lectures.
by David C B•
Feb 10, 2017
Annoyingly, the specific pre-requisites can't be determined until AFTER enrolling. This course is in C++, so if you're not a C++ programmer, it's probably not a good idea to purchase this.
by Essam D•
Aug 26, 2016
The course focuses more on the theoretical side with no practical examples. It also does not explain these theoretical concepts in detail enough. It was difficult for me as a new learner in the text analytics field to follow such dense theoretical concepts.
by Paul N•
Jun 08, 2018
I got the sense that this course needs to be updated. Some of the quizzes covered work that had not been treated up to that point and the programming assignment did not work with the most recent version of the MeTA toolkit. For a course of this stature I would have expected a lot more attention to such detail. It would also appear as though the owners of the course material are not present on the forums with students left to their own devices.This course as well as the Text Retrieval one does not compare well with the Machine Learning course from Stanford offered on Coursera when considering the above issues.Some work is required I believe
Dec 31, 2016
This course is a pretty good resource for full-time graduates who are doing research in Natural Language Processing, but not for other people who want to learn in part-time some concrete skills to resolve specific text mining problems.
The course-style is heuristic-guiding based. Some questions are presented in lecturing or quiz, and answers are hardly found. So, some text books had better be specified.
Homework of this course is quiz-based, only one optional programming task. It's easy to pass the course, but it's hard to master its content. As an application science area, more practical assignments should be provided, as can help students learn better.
This is a 6-week open course teaching a complicated research area, Natural Language Processing, so most of its topic cannot be discussed in detail. However, this course could be designed and organized better.
by Sawal M•
Apr 18, 2017
I think the course has very limited practical problems; so for beginners in NLP and text analytics, it is very difficult to grasp all the theoretical concepts presented in the course.
by Gary C•
Jul 24, 2017
The content of the course is quite good. Professor Cheng explains the concepts well and I did learn quite a bit. However I feel that these courses have been all but abandoned by any support personnel. So far this is not a series I would recommend for anything but watching video lectures.
Feb 07, 2018
The topics were interesting and Cheng was very motivated.
But often I found I didn't understand why we were spending a lot of time with the explanation of one thing and very little on another one. E.g., Bayes theorem was intensively discussed when Cheng explained the Naive Bayes Model, but the theorem had been heavily used prior to that. The concept of "Mixture Model" was asked about several times in tests, but I couldn't remember whether it had been defined. K-NN was subject of the exam before it had been handled in the course. I found the explanation of CPLSA wasn't enough for understanding its mechanics. Personally, I would have liked to understand LDA better.
Notwithstanding, thank you for this course!
by Shreya P•
Jul 04, 2017
I didnt feel like continuing, I had problem at job for which i enrolled in course,to do efficient text mining..Its all theoretical..Too much information at one short and no examples relating to it
by geoffrey a•
Sep 06, 2017
This is a great course for data science. I hope to use many of the techniques that were explained. There is plenty of cutting edge material here. It is essential for modern data science practice in my opinion. It's fairly advanced level. Students of this course will do just fine though, if they already have the ability to pass university level undergraduate computer science courses.
It would be a better course if the MOOC students received more attention from the teaching staff. The participation rate in the forums by students as well as staff was pretty low. As such it requires a strong and independent student to pass this course. It would also be a better course if there were more coding homeworks using something like jupyter notebooks. Also I would make the course a few more weeks long to handle the extra homework which I am suggesting.
This is probably the best MOOC course on this material in existence, to my knowledge. Highly recommend this course for anyone who intends to be a data science practitioner.
by Samir A G•
Feb 25, 2017
Very good course thank you
I wish we could have use case applications with high level tools such as R
Thanks a lot again !
by Scott C•
Jul 06, 2018
Presentation has a lot of room for improvement to present the information where other people can comprehend the topic.
by Lee X A•
Jul 18, 2016
You need to pay to participate in the quizzes. Stay clear, there are free alternatives out there
by Yugandhar D•
Jan 02, 2019
Excellent course the provides comprehensive knowledge on Text Mining and Ananlytics in all its dimensions.
by Yaoyao D•
Feb 12, 2019
It is rare to find an online course that explains the statistics and intuition behind text mining and machine learning algorithm!
by YASH L•
Apr 11, 2019
The course was very challenging and i learn a lot of new things from the course, this will help to complete my project.
by Viacheslav D•
Dec 01, 2016
Best NLP course that I saw.
by Hongzhi Y•
Aug 01, 2016
Very practical. The lecture is easy to follow.
by Godwin I•
Aug 27, 2016
A most know & understand unit for all students of Data Science. Enjoyed every aspect of the learning .. Good teaching !!!
by Arefeh Y•
Nov 05, 2016
by Mohan R•
Jul 23, 2017
The workflow is clear and the professor speaks to the students directly about all aspects without skimming the material.
by Hossein A•
Oct 05, 2017
One of the best courses I took in Coursera. Well managed, well presented, valuable information is provided.
by Yongduk K•
Jul 28, 2017
useful to make a big picture for text-mining and to learn several practical approaches.
by Julie W•
Jan 22, 2018
Useful course to build foundation for text mining and NLP especially for beginners.
by Julien P•
Jul 06, 2017
As a former compute science undergrad who wanted to get more knowledge into ML and NLP, I found this course to be both a very nice introduction and a progressive dive into more recent and advanced techniques. The structure suited my needs very well and was easy to follow along.
by Deepak S•
Aug 11, 2016