Week1: Learning NLP from Coursera

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I am currently enrolled in to an Natural Language Processing Course on Coursera. I just cant describe how awesome Coursera is, and that would be a separate blog post.

I just finished watching the Week 1 lectures and this is what I learned

  • The language modelling problem
  • Markov Processes
    • First order Markov Process
    • Second order Markov Process
  • Unigram, Bigram and the Trigram models
  • Evaluating Language Models: perplexity
  • Estimation Techniques
    • Linear Interpolation
    • Discounting methods

I dedicate about 8 - 10 hours on average per week for my coursera class. I HOPE I manage to complete this course and all its assigments and programming projects in time. Stay tuned for further updates.

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