Jul 08, 2019
Very good course. String algorithms are very important in day today life and one should really know how to solve command problems related to it. This course have described everything so well.
Oct 19, 2019
Very well put together course. Challenging but understandable. I highly recommend you stick out. If you get stuck check the forums there's lots of helpful things there. Time well spent!
par Kishor K P•
Jun 24, 2018
Learned a lot in the class. It was really excellent. But many a times we need to hear twice to understand some of the concepts clearly.
par sudheer n D•
Sep 15, 2019
Complexity of this course is a little high compared to other courses of this specialization if you look at the course content, but you won't feel like so when you are doing the course because of the magic of Michael Levin and Pavel Pezner. They have made it very easy to understand the basics of each and every algorithm presented through this course.
par To P H•
Sep 27, 2018
some long and complex episode needs more specific examples to help learner visualise
par Ali M•
Jul 07, 2017
The instruction was poor, specially those by Michael Levin. I had to turn to other resources to understand the material.
The assignments have a few very easy questions and 1 or 2 rather challenging ones. It is enough to do the easy ones to pass and you can do them by simply implementing the pseudo-codes on the slides without a through understanding of the material.
I took all the other courses in this specialization (up to this one). I gave them 5, 4, and 3 stars. Overall, the lectures by Alexander S. Kulikov and Daniel M Kane are great. Unfortunately, they were absent from this course.
par Deleted A•
Aug 22, 2016
It's better to watch the Youtube videos to understand the concepts.
par Andrey K•
Dec 02, 2018
There are some too hard algorithms to implement, but it worth it. It allows to develop patience, mental skills and self-education. I highly recommend this course, some algorithms described here are crucial for computer science and must have to know.
par Priyansh B•
Dec 21, 2018
I still can't believe that there can be so many algorithms on string pattern matching. Lots of interview questions are based on string algorithms and the I believe that the skills I got from this course is definitely going to help to crack interviews in the future.Moreover, I can implement an efficient search engine efficiently.
par Jonathan O•
Dec 11, 2018
This course was not my favorite in the Specialization -- the content just wasn't as interesting, making some of the more demanding problems pretty difficult, but nothing was too difficult, given the excellent preparation delivered via the lectures. Everything you need to know for a problem was given right before!
Still, amazing course.
par Eduardo M P•
Feb 02, 2019
I would be interesting update Algorihm on Strings to construction of suffix arrays in linear time.
Feb 24, 2019
It was awesome. I was very surprised and mesmerized while understanding how the great scientists solved these challenging problems!
Jul 29, 2018
Awesome explanations and challenging problems like in all previous courses! Thank you!
par Sarath C•
Oct 23, 2018
par Tamilarasu S•
Mar 17, 2018
Good course that teaches Burrows wheeler transform, KMP algorithm. The assignments are also very good.
par Мирошниченко Н•
Mar 25, 2018
Good choice for learning algoritms on strings
par Lin M K•
Dec 31, 2017
Very Challenging! Assignments are great to learn the algorithms deeply.
Sep 01, 2016
Great Course, assignment a little bit harder than previous courses in the specialization
May 09, 2017
Great algorithms learnt in this process
par Arjun M•
May 29, 2017
Great content! It gets a little complicated as there are too many notations to keep track of. Probably best to read and re-read a lot several times. Teaching is also very good. Looking forward to the next course.
par Oliver A•
Jun 07, 2018
The course content was a bit disconnected this time with some missing parts in between. Maybe it would been better to start with simple string matching and basic data structures and only then progress to the genom processing part.
Fortunately the programming assignment cleared a great deal of the confusion. Never the less a very good course!
par Pablo E M M•
Mar 01, 2018
Great Course. It 'is very challenge
par William v•
Dec 18, 2016
I really enjoyed this course
par Thassilo H•
Jul 26, 2016
This class makes string algorithms a very interesting and enjoyable topic, and if you are interested in improving your algorithmic knowledge, I would highly suggest taking this course.
The first algorithms you will learn are motivated by problems from Bioinformatics (genome sequencing), and new interesting problems arise and get solved on the way.
All the material is very well explained so you can really understand why it works and not only how (there are even some very enjoyable proofs here)! The programming assignments (there are a lot of them) give you a hands-on experience implementing the different algorithms. This greatly improves the understanding and is therefore a crucial aspect of this class.
par Addis R S•
Aug 11, 2016
this course is awesome!
par Kevin K•
Sep 13, 2016
This is an interesting and useful but a bit difficult course.
par Neeraj S A•
Dec 05, 2017
Great Course Really Enjoyed it :)