Excellent course, well thought out lectures and problem sets. The programming assignments offer an appropriate amount of guidance that allows the students to work through the material on their own.
excellent material! It would be nice, however, to mention some reading material, books or articles, for those interested in the details and the theories behind the concepts presented in the course.
par Mehul P•
Nice explanation on clustering methods.
par Adwait B•
Great Course! Tough topics well taught
par Pascal U E•
Great course like the others
par Dony A•
awesome clustering course
par Galen S•
I liked the slides.
par Koen O•
I liked it a lot
par Dhanasekar S•
I have enrolled myself in the other Machine Learning courses offered by Uwash , but have to say this was not properly organized. I had got my certificates for the other courses easily , not because the contents was easy , but was easily understandable and well organized and there was a great sense of satisfaction after getting the certificate because of the knowledge gained.But unfortunately for this course , especially the week 4 and week 5 was lengthy and not up to the point and the quizzes were hence not seem to be related. So got my certificate after a bit of struggle.
I'm planning to see other online materials related to week 4 and week 5 , as couldn't completely understand from this one. If you can modify those two weeks, it would be great. I hope you continue the great work of illuminating millions of young people's interests through your great courses and organization. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
par Diego T B•
The retrieval part of this course is great, it deserve five starts. The clustering part was going well until it reached LDA.
The LDA module is very poorly covered, and also very hard to understand. I had to watch the videos more than two times to try to figure out what was LDA, and a Quora article posted in the Forum could explain it much better.
Then we get to the Hierarchical Clustering module, which was the most poorly module in all this specialization. There is only one video talking about HMM models, and Markov Chains deserve at least one week to even get started with it. And to complete, there is just one Assignment with only 3 questions.
The specialization was going perfect until now. I am very disappointed with this course. I hope the last two courses are much better covered and not just ran over like this this one was.
par Sunil N•
Emily and Carlos have done a wonderful job overall in stitching the specialization together. Bit disappointed by the shortening of the same by exclusive of the other two courses. Would have loved to do that having come forward to this extent. A minor feedback about the 4th course which I felt was that there was more reliance on verbal communication during lectures than on analogies or examples, making it tough to grasp certain concepts (or needing too much of focus on the verbiage). The assignments in the end and worked out examples were what turned out to be helpful at the end of the day, so kudos for providing them. I overall liked the journey and hopefully looking forward to implement the skills I have imbibed. Thank you and stay safe!
par Ramesh S•
The clustering course covered a lot of topics, and it seemed a bit hurried too. I felt the quizzes could have been better worded to make it less confusing. LDA in particular deserved a better treatment - more could have been done I thought in terms of explaining the mathematics as well as the intuition (relative to MoG). Overall, it was a good course, but the best way to judge this would have been to ask a question like this - "what if people did clustering and retrieval even before they did other modules (regression and classification) - would the faculty have dealt the subject in the same way? ". My guess, is "unlikely" and that kinda explains what was missing !
par Saeed S T•
Overall a good and useful course, however:
A) They could do a much better job regarding LDA, standard Gibbs sampling, and Bayesian model and inference. Many slides on these 3 topics only contained some text and the instructor tried to "verbally" visualize the related important concepts. Hence not a good use of a video session.
B) Week 1 and the 1st half of Week 6 were redundant.
C) It would be much better to have a 7-week course with more topics and may be with some optional videos on Bayesian model, HMM.
par Adrien S•
Feels like this course in the specialization was a bit rushed, compared to the first 3 courses. It had 2 modules (first & last) that were more like placeholders and the middle 4 modules went from concept to the maths behind the algorithm very quickly. It needs a bit of work on expanding the course and presenting a bit more slowly. Having said all that, the concepts and algorithms taught are very interesting and a good first step into the unsupervised learning section.
par Oliverio J S J•
Some of the contents of this course are interesting, but it seems that this course has been very affected by the changes that forced the cancellation of the last two courses of the specialization. Apparently, they had to redo it and there are even two fake weeks (the first one and the last one). It is a pity that they did not want to spend more time to reorganize it.
par Ahmed N•
The course focus on a great part of researches i have never read about them or had any idea about all of it. It doesn't focus on how we implement the core functions of machine learning but it was all of benefits and very very good to me i have learned a lot of things thank you all it's very tough and challenging course for me thank you all.
par Dmitri B•
Theory is cool but programming assignments requires proficient phyton knowledge. GraphLab helps but it wont be used in real life in our company :(
I found strange that often optional topics are major part of quiz, but anyway you should watch everything :)
par Dimitris Z•
It has intresting theory but I believe the exercises need to be improvised. Maybe using Jupyter online and guiding the student to write code to solve the problems. In conclusion, I understood the basic theory but mostly that.
par Kayvan S•
Great course but I think the workload could be spread across the weeks more. Also, I had a lot of trouble with the sklearn toolkit (probably due to installation issues.).
par Piotr Ś•
Dependence on GraphLab technology is a big minus. The lectures are poorly balanced in terms of difficulty. Apart from that - interesting course, I'm glad I took it.
par Aayush G•
This specific course traded off depth and detail for breadth of topics. Too many ideas were quickly described and not really built up to my liking.
par pavan b•
Few concepts were covered in hurry with lot of concepts described abruptly. It took a while for me to do research about those topics to catchup.
par Alexander S•
great course, but module 4 lacks a bit in structure. hard to follow. without the forum, it would not be possible to make it in time.
par J N B P•
If you are familiar with the fundamental concepts of Clustering, unsupervised learning this course will help you move forward.
par Baubak G•
Need more details in the coarse. I think many of the topics need more working on, and are not sufficiently described.
par Valentina S•
Interesting content but explanations are less clear with respect to the other courses of the ML Specialization
par Michael L•
slightly repetitive of classification course with no real use-case value except lots of math..