Natural Language: Instructional Materials


5 Fantastic Practical Natural Language Processing Resources

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Are you interested in some practical natural language processing resources? There are so many NLP resources available online, especially those relying on deep learning approaches, that sifting through to find the quality can be quite a task. There are some well-known, top notch mainstay resources o...


Natural Language Processing with Deep Learning in Python

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In this course we are going to look at advanced NLP. 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...


How to solve 90% of NLP problems: a step-by-step guide

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For more content like this, follow Insight and Emmanuel on Twitter. Whether you are an established company or working to launch a new service, you can always leverage text data to validate, improve, and expand the functionalities of your product. The science of extracting meaning and learning from text data is an active topic of research called Natural Language Processing (NLP). NLP produces new and exciting results on a daily basis, and is a very large field. However, having worked with hundreds of companies, the Insight team has seen a few key practical applications come up much more frequently than any other: While many NLP papers and tutorials exist online, we have found it hard to find guidelines and tips on how to approach these problems efficiently from the ground up. After leading hundreds of projects a year and gaining advice from top teams all over the United States, we wrote this post to explain how to build Machine Learning solutions to solve problems like the ones mentioned above. We'll begin with the simplest method that could work, and then move on to more nuanced solutions, such as feature engineering, word vectors, and deep learning. After reading this article, you'll know how to: We wrote this post as a step-by-step guide; it can also serve as a high level overview of highly effective standard approaches.


R NLP & Machine Learning: Lyric Analysis

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This is part one of a three-part tutorial series in which you will use R to perform a variety of analytic tasks on a case study of musical lyrics by the legendary artist, Prince. The three tutorials cover the following: Musical lyrics may represent an artist's perspective, but popular songs reveal ...


Data Science:Data Mining & Natural Language Processing in R

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Learn to carry out pre-processing, visualization and machine learning tasks such as: clustering, classification and regression in R. You will be able to mine insights from text data and Twitter to give yourself & your company a competitive edge. My name is Minerva Singh and I am an Oxford University MPhil (Geography and Environment) graduate. I recently finished a PhD at Cambridge University (Tropical Ecology and Conservation). I have several years of experience in analyzing real life data from different sources using data science related techniques and producing publications for international peer reviewed journals.


An introduction to machine-learned ranking in Apache Solr

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This tutorial describes how to implement a modern learning to rank (LTR, also called machine-learned ranking) system in Apache Solr. It's intended for people who have zero Solr experience, but who are comfortable with machine learning and information retrieval concepts. I was one of those people only a couple of months ago, and I found it extremely challenging to get up and running with the Solr materials I found online. This is my attempt at writing the tutorial I wish I had when I was getting started. Firing up a vanilla Solr instance on Linux (Fedora, in my case) is actually pretty straightforward.


Text Mining and Analytics Coursera

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About this course: This course will cover the major techniques for mining and analyzing text data to discover interesting patterns, extract useful knowledge, and support decision making, with an emphasis on statistical approaches that can be generally applied to arbitrary text data in any natural language with no or minimum human effort. Detailed analysis of text data requires understanding of natural language text, which is known to be a difficult task for computers. However, a number of statistical approaches have been shown to work well for the "shallow" but robust analysis of text data for pattern finding and knowledge discovery. You will learn the basic concepts, principles, and major algorithms in text mining and their potential applications.


Natural Language Processing Coursera

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About this course: This course covers a wide range of tasks in Natural Language Processing from basic to advanced: sentiment analysis, summarization, dialogue state tracking, to name a few. Upon completing, you will be able to recognize NLP tasks in your day-to-day work, propose approaches, and judge what techniques are likely to work well. The final project is devoted to one of the most hot topics in today's NLP. You will build your own conversational chat-bot that will assist with search on StackOverflow website. The project will be based on practical assignments of the course, that will give you hands-on experience with such tasks as text classification, named entities recognition, and duplicates detection.


Big Data Applications: Machine Learning at Scale Coursera

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About this course: Machine learning is transforming the world around us. To become successful, you'd better know what kinds of problems can be solved with machine learning, and how they can be solved. Don't know where to start? The answer is one button away. During this course you will: - Identify practical problems which can be solved with machine learning - Build, tune and apply linear models with Spark MLLib - Understand methods of text processing - Fit decision trees and boost them with ensemble learning - Construct your own recommender system.


Automated Translation with R and Google Translate API

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This course will help you to learn how to use Google translator API. You will learn how to set up your computer to auto translate your files from one to many different languages. We will learn by translating closed captions or *.vtt files but you can translate any other text. If you have subtitles files for your videos which you want to auto-translate to many different languages then it's the course for you! You will be able to translate those files right away.