## Complete guide on deriving and implementing word2vec, GLoVe, word embeddings, and sentiment analysis with recursive nets

- Understand and implement word2vec
- Understand the CBOW method in word2vec
- Understand the skip-gram method in word2vec
- Understand the negative sampling optimization in word2vec
- Understand and implement GLoVe using gradient descent and alternating least squares
- Use recurrent neural networks for parts-of-speech tagging
- Use recurrent neural networks for named entity recognition
- Understand and implement recursive neural networks for sentiment analysis
- Understand and implement recursive neural tensor networks for sentiment analysis

- Install Numpy, Matplotlib, Sci-Kit Learn, Theano, and TensorFlow (should be extremely easy by now)
- Understand backpropagation and gradient descent, be able to do it on your own.
- Code a recurrent neural network in Theano
- Code a feedforward neural network in Theano

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 do some pretty cool things, like** detect spam** emails, **write poetry**, **spin articles**, and group together similar words.

In this course I’m going to show you how to do even more awesome things. We’ll learn not just 1, but **4**new architectures in this course.

First up is **word2vec**.

In this course, I’m going to show you exactly how word2vec works, from theory to implementation, and you’ll see that it’s merely the application of skills you already know.

Word2vec is interesting because it magically maps words to a vector space where you can find analogies, like:

- king – man = queen – woman
- France – Paris = England – London
- December – Novemeber = July – June

We are also going to look at the **GLoVe** method, which also finds word vectors, but uses a technique called** matrix factorization**, which is a popular algorithm for **recommender systems**.

Amazingly, the word vectors produced by GLoVe are just as good as the ones produced by word2vec, and it’s way easier to train.

We will also look at some classical NLP problems, like **parts-of-speech tagging** and **named entity recognition**, and use** recurrent neural networks** to solve them. You’ll see that just about any problem can be solved using neural networks, but you’ll also learn the dangers of having too much complexity.

Lastly, you’ll learn about **recursive neural networks**, which finally help us solve the problem of negation in **sentiment analysis**. Recursive neural networks exploit the fact that sentences have a tree structure, and we can finally get away from naively using bag-of-words.

All of the materials required for this course can be downloaded and installed for FREE. We will do most of our work in **Numpy,** **Matplotlib**, and **Theano**. I am always available to answer your questions and help you along your data science journey.

This course focuses on “**how to build and understand**“, not just “how to use”. Anyone can learn to use an API in 15 minutes after reading some documentation. It’s not about “remembering facts”, it’s about **“seeing for yourself” via experimentation**. It will teach you how to visualize what’s happening in the model internally. If you want **more** than just a superficial look at machine learning models, this course is for you.

See you in class!

NOTES:

All the code for this course can be downloaded from my github: /lazyprogrammer/machine_learning_examples

In the directory: nlp_class2

Make sure you always “git pull” so you have the latest version!

TIPS (for getting through the course):

- Watch it at 2x.
- Take handwritten notes. This will drastically increase your ability to retain the information.
- Write down the equations. If you don’t, I guarantee it will just look like gibberish.
- Ask lots of questions on the discussion board. The more the better!
- Realize that most exercises will take you days or weeks to complete.
- Write code yourself, don’t just sit there and look at my code.

USEFUL COURSE ORDERING:

- (The Numpy Stack in Python)
- Linear Regression in Python
- Logistic Regression in Python
- (Supervised Machine Learning in Python)
- (Bayesian Machine Learning in Python: A/B Testing)
- Deep Learning in Python
- Practical Deep Learning in Theano and TensorFlow
- (Supervised Machine Learning in Python 2: Ensemble Methods)
- Convolutional Neural Networks in Python
- (Easy NLP)
- (Cluster Analysis and Unsupervised Machine Learning)
- Unsupervised Deep Learning
- (Hidden Markov Models)
- Recurrent Neural Networks in Python
- Artificial Intelligence: Reinforcement Learning in Python
- Natural Language Processing with Deep Learning in Python

HARD PREREQUISITES / KNOWLEDGE YOU ARE ASSUMED TO HAVE:

- calculus
- linear algebra
- probability (conditional and joint distributions)
- Python coding: if/else, loops, lists, dicts, sets
- Numpy coding: matrix and vector operations, loading a CSV file
- neural networks and backpropagation
- Can write a feedforward neural network in Theano and TensorFlow
- Can write a recurrent neural network / LSTM / GRU in Theano and TensorFlow

- Students and professionals who want to create word vector representations for various NLP tasks
- Students and professionals who are interested in state-of-the-art neural network architectures like recursive neural networks
- SHOULD NOT: Anyone who is not comfortable with the prerequisites.

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