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Advance Your Career as a Natural Language Processing Expert

Master the skills to get computers to understand, process, and manipulate human language. Build models on real data, and get hands-on experience with sentiment analysis, machine translation, and more.

  • Estimated Time
    3 Months

    At 10-15 hrs/week

  • Enroll by
    May 28, 2019

    Get access to classroom immediately on enrollment

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Start mastering Natural Language Processing!

Learn cutting-edge natural language processing techniques to process speech and analyze text. Build probabilistic and deep learning models, such as hidden Markov models and recurrent neural networks, to teach the computer to do tasks such as speech recognition, machine translation, and more!

Work on a variety of natural language processing techniques. Build models using probabilistic and deep learning techniques and apply them to speech recognition, machine translation, and more!

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3 Months to complete

Prerequisite Knowledge

This program requires experience with Python, statistics, machine learning, and deep learning.See detailed requirements.

  • Introduction to Natural Language Processing

    Learn text processing fundamentals, including stemming and lemmatization. Explore machine learning methods in sentiment analysis. Build a speech tagging model.

    Part of Speech Tagging
  • Computing with Natural Language

    Learn advanced techniques like word embeddings, deep learning attention, and more. Build a machine translation model using recurrent neural network architectures.

    Machine Translation
  • Communicating with Natural Language

    Learn voice user interface techniques that turn speech into text and vice versa. Build a speech recognition model using deep neural networks.

    Speech Recognizer
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The Natural Language Processing market is predicted to reach $22.3 billion by 2025

All our Nanodegree programs include:

Real-world projects from industry experts

With real world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.

1-on-1 technical mentor

Get a knowledgeable mentor who guides your learning and is focused on answering your questions, motivating you and keeping you on track.

Personal career coach and career services

You’ll have access to career coaching sessions, interview prep advice, and resume and online professional profile reviews to help you grow in your career.

Flexible learning program

Get a custom learning plan tailored to fit your busy life. Along with easy monthly payments you can learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals.
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1.8M projects reviewed
4.85/5 reviewer ratings
3 hour avg project review turnaround time
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Succeed with Personalised Services
We provide services customised for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success!
Project Reviewers
1-on-1 Mentors
Career Coaching
Experienced Project Reviewers
Reviews By the numbers
2000+ project reviewers
1.8M projects reviewed
4.85/5 reviewer ratings
3 hour avg project review turnaround time
Reviewer Services
  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve

Learn with the best

Luis Serrano
Luis Serrano

Instructor

Luis was formerly a Machine Learning Engineer at Google. He holds a PhD in mathematics from the University of Michigan, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Quebec at Montreal.

Jay Alammar
Jay Alammar

Instructor

Jay has a degree in computer science, loves visualizing machine learning concepts, and is the Investment Principal at STV, a $500 million venture capital fund focused on high-technology startups.

Arpan Chakraborty
Arpan Chakraborty

Instructor

Arpan is a computer scientist with a PhD from North Carolina State University. He teaches at Georgia Tech (within the Masters in Computer Science program), and is a coauthor of the book Practical Graph Mining with R.

Dana Sheahen
Dana Sheahen

Content Developer

Dana is an electrical engineer with a Masters in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. Her work experience includes software development for embedded systems in the Automotive Group at Motorola, where she was awarded a patent for an onboard operating system.

Student Reviews

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Mansa kaur k.

This program is the best and well coordinated i have seen so far. The program is very concise, gives equal weightage to theoretical concepts and their practical applications. I am a data scientist who recently got the opportunity to work in NLP and was looking for a program who can help and guide me moving into this unknown domain. The program duration was apt for me to plan my workload and concentrate on this program. Thanks to this program and udacity team that i am able to understand the concepts and adding value to my work.

Shukhrat K.

Overall, great course and content. I learned a lot about RNNs, which I was really looking forward to. To make the program even better (at least for me), I would prefer having more mini projects , where one could practice building particular RNN architectures one by one to really get a detailed grasp of how they work and what their advantages and disadvantages are, before actually jumping into the course project.

Nidhin P.

A wonderful overview of NLP techniques. Good overview on state of the art techniques like LSTM, Attention. The last project (voice recognition) was an interesting application of what we learned.

Svetoslav K.

Excellent course!

Hieu M.

awesome

Program Details

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW - WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS PROGRAM?
  • Why should I enroll in this program?

    This program offers a deep dive into modern Natural Language Process techniques. Mastering these skills will prepare you to build applications involving written and spoken language. We’ve collaborated with leading innovators such as IBM and Amazon to create our world-class curriculum, and you’ll learn from an instructor team comprised of experts from both Udacity and industry professionals. Massive growth is being predicted for the Natural Language Processing software market, making now the perfect time to enter this field.

  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?

    In this program, you’ll develop and refine specialized skills in natural language processing and voice user interfaces. The curriculum is not designed to prepare you for a specific job; instead, the goal is that you’ll expand your skills in the natural language processing domain. Growth predictions are extremely high for this market, and having these in-demand skills will significantly enhance your ability to advance your AI career.

  • How do I know if this program is right for me?

    If your goal is to become an expert in Natural Language Processing (NLP), this program is ideal for you. Over the course of this program, you’ll become an expert in the main components of NLP, including speech recognition, sentiment analysis, and machine translation. You’ll learn cutting edge probabilistic and deep learning models, code them and train them on real data, and build a career-ready portfolio as an NLP expert!

    ENROLLMENT AND ADMISSION
  • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?

    No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.

  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

    To succeed in this Nanodegree program, we recommend you first take any course in Deep Learning equivalent to our Deep Learning Nanodegree program. You also need to be able to communicate fluently and professionally in written and spoken English.

    Additionally, you should have the following knowledge:

    Intermediate Python programming knowledge, including:

    • Strings, numbers, and variables
    • Statements, operators, and expressions
    • Lists, tuples, and dictionaries
    • Conditions & loops
    • Generators & comprehensions
    • Procedures, objects, modules, and libraries
    • Troubleshooting and debugging
    • Research & documentation
    • Problem solving
    • Algorithms and data structures

    Basic shell scripting:

    • Run programs from a command line
    • Debug error messages and feedback
    • Set environment variables
    • Establish remote connections

    Basic statistical knowledge, including:

    • Populations, samples
    • Mean, median, mode
    • Standard error
    • Variation, standard deviations
    • Normal distribution

    Intermediate differential calculus and linear algebra, including:

    • Derivatives & Integrals
    • Series expansions
    • Matrix operations through eigenvectors and eigenvalues
  • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?
    TUITION AND TERM OF PROGRAM
  • How is this Nanodegree program structured?

    The Natural Language Processing Nanodegreeprogram is comprised of content and curriculum to support three (3) projects. Once you subscribe to a Nanodegree program, you will have access to the content and services for the length of time specified by your subscription. We estimate that students can complete the program in three (3) months working 10 hours per week.

    Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.

  • How long is this Nanodegree program?

    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the length of time specified in your subscription plan. See the Terms of Use and FAQ for other policies around the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

  • Can I get a refund?

    Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here for policies on enrollment in our programs.

  • I have graduated from the Natural language Processing Nanodegree program but I want to keep learning. Where should I go from here?

    If you would like to explore other applications for convolutional and recurrent neural networks, and have an interest in computer vision, then consider enrolling in the Computer Vision Nanodegree program. If you are looking for additional advanced topics in AI, the Robotics Engineer and Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree programs could be ideal for you. And regardless of your future career destination, you’ll find that the Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree program is full of valuable content that will serve you well in almost any AI role.

    SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE - WHAT DO I NEED FOR THIS PROGRAM?
  • What software and versions will I need in this program?

    You will need a computer running a 64-bit operating system (most modern Windows, OS X, and Linux versions will work) with at least 8GB of RAM, along with administrator account permissions sufficient to install programs including Anaconda with Python 3.5 and supporting packages. Your network should allow secure connections to remote hosts (like SSH). We will provide you with instructions to install the required software packages. Udacity does not provide any hardware or software.

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