August 9, 2016

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In this course we are going to look at **advanced** NLP using **deep learning**.

Previously, you learned about some of the basics, like how many NLP problems are just regular** machine learning** and **data science** problems in disguise, and simple, practical methods like **bag-of-words** and term-document matrices.

These allowed us to do some pretty cool things, like** detect spam** emails, **write poetry**, **spin articles**, and group together similar words.

In this course I’m going to show you how to do even more awesome things. We’ll learn not just 1, but **4** new architectures in this course.

First up is **word2vec**.

In this course, I’m going to show you exactly how word2vec works, from theory to implementation, and you’ll see that it’s merely the application of skills you already know.

Word2vec is interesting because it magically maps words to a vector space where you can find analogies, like:

- king – man = queen – woman
- France – Paris = England – London
- December – Novemeber = July – June

We are also going to look at the **GLoVe** method, which also finds word vectors, but uses a technique called** matrix factorization**, which is a popular algorithm for **recommender systems**.

Amazingly, the word vectors produced by GLoVe are just as good as the ones produced by word2vec, and it’s way easier to train.

We will also look at some classical NLP problems, like **parts-of-speech tagging** and **named entity recognition**, and use** recurrent neural networks** to solve them. You’ll see that just about any problem can be solved using neural networks, but you’ll also learn the dangers of having too much complexity.

Lastly, you’ll learn about **recursive neural networks**, which finally help us solve the problem of negation in **sentiment analysis**. Recursive neural networks exploit the fact that sentences have a tree structure, and we can finally get away from naively using bag-of-words.

All of the materials required for this course can be downloaded and installed for FREE. We will do most of our work in **Numpy** and **Matplotlib**,and **Theano**. I am always available to answer your questions and help you along your data science journey.

See you in class!

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