Stanford NLP course open; enrollment closes Sunday March 18
March 16, 2012
Enrollment for Stanford University’s Natural Language Processing course is now open. To create an account and enroll: https://www.coursera.org/nlp/ (closes on March 18).
Once you are enrolled, you will also be able to start seeing the first lecture videos, and participate in the discussion forum. The first assignments are also available now. Note that if this is the first time you’re logging into a course, you will need to create a new account, which you can then use to login to all Stanford courses.
The course covers a broad range of topics in natural language processing, including word and sentence tokenization, text classification and sentiment analysis, spelling correction, information extraction, parsing, meaning extraction, and question answering, It will also introduce the underlying theory from probability, statistics, and machine learning that are crucial for the field, and cover fundamental algorithms like n-gram language modeling, naive bayes and maxent classifiers, sequence models like Hidden Markov Models, probabilistic dependency and constituent parsing, and vector-space models of meaning.
According to Stanford, Professors Dan Jurafsky and Christopher Manning are the leading natural language processing educators, through their textbooks on natural language processing, speech, and information retrieval.