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    6 Weeks
  • Effort:
    4–8 hours per week
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  • Language:
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Prerequisites

Students need to have math and computer programming skills and fundamental knowledge on machine learning and deep learning before taking this course.

About this course

Natural language processing (NLP) is one of the most important technologies of the information age. Understanding complex language utterances is also a crucial part of artificial intelligence. 

In this course, you will be given a thorough overview of Natural Language Processing and how to use classic machine learning methods. You will learn about Statistical Machine Translation as well as Deep Semantic Similarity Models (DSSM) and their applications. 
We will also discuss deep reinforcement learning techniques applied in NLP and Vision-Language Multimodal Intelligence.

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What you'll learn

  • Apply deep learning models to solve machine translation and conversation problems.
  • Apply deep structured semantic models on information retrieval and natural language applications.
  • Apply deep reinforcement learning models on natural language applications.
  • Apply deep learning models on image captioning and visual question answering.
Module 1: Introduction to NLP and Deep Learning
An overview of Natural Language Processing using classic machine learning methods and cutting-edge deep learning methods.

Module 2: Neural models for machine translation and conversation
Introduction to Statistical Machine Translation and neural models for translation and conversation

Module 3: Deep Semantic Similarity Models (DSSM)
Introduction to Deep Semantic Similarity Model (DSSM) and its applications.

Module 4: Natural Language Understanding
Introduction to methods applied in Natural Language Understanding, such as continuous word representations and neural knowledge base embedding. 

Module 5: Deep reinforcement learning in NLP
Introduction to deep reinforcement learning techniques applied in NLP

Module 6: Vision-Language Multimodal Intelligence
Introduction to neural models applied in Image captioning and visual question answering

Meet your instructors

Lei Ma
Senior Content Developer
Microsoft
Roland Fernandez
Senior Researcher and AI School Instructor, Deep Learning Technology Center
Microsoft Research AI
Xiaodong He
Principal Researcher
Microsoft

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