Feb 13, 2019
One of the best courses I have taken on Coursera. Choosing Java for the lab exercises makes them inaccessible for many data scientists. Consider providing a Python version.
Sep 19, 2016
it's a fantastic course that gives you a good idea of what the objectives of recommender systems are and some intuition on the way how it can be accomplished.
par Abhisek G•
Jun 05, 2017
There is a need to have this course in Python or some other statistical programming language. Simple reason is that a lot of budding data scientists are not coming from CS background and dont have necessary skillset in Java. Else the course is good.
par Diana H•
Jul 29, 2017
I think it could be fun if there were simple assignments which could be done in python. Java can be a bit heavy and a lot of the time goes with figuring out the framework. :)
par Reza N•
Apr 27, 2017
The course was easy to understand. but i find the slides not much of help.
par scott t•
Aug 03, 2017
first time taking a course using Coursera...material was very interesting and well explained. I wish there was a way to speed up the audio track a little to shorten the lecture length. hard for the lecturer to engage with an audience that is not there, but both tried to do so.
par Peter P•
Oct 04, 2016
Too theoretical. I hope other parts will have more details.
par Алешин А Е•
May 18, 2018
It would be better to make practice on Python.
par Keshaw S•
Feb 02, 2018
Some of the assignments are not particularly well created, in the sense that they seem to emphasize on recalling rather than learning, Also, most of the interview failed to hold my attention in general.
Overall, however, this is a very good course and gives a comprehensive overview of the prevalent techniques in the relevant fields.
par Wesley H•
May 09, 2018
Great introduction to Recommender systems. Really got me thinking about how I could apply them.
par Jan Z•
Oct 20, 2016
The course authors did a great job explaining concepts related to recommender systems. However, the programming assignments require Java usage, even though they could easily allow people to use different software, by just explaining the required algorithm and accepting a csv file with orderings/predictions. That was quite disappointing.
par Rahul R•
Jun 10, 2018
I think some of the interviews didn't really give me great insights. I know this is only an introduction, but I was expecting more fields than movies. I am overly critical though, all in all a very good way to understand recommendation systems.
par Ben C•
Oct 30, 2017
I'd really like trying coding, but there's no Python option..
par Abou-Haydar E•
Nov 22, 2016
I love the course's content but discussions are of poor quality and the honors tracks assignments are a little messy. I ought having more explanation about the tool to use or maybe doing the programming assignments in another tool/language than Lenskit even it seems like a decent project.
par Mehmet E•
Jan 13, 2018
videos are too long... I had to watch them with x2 speed...
par Aussie P•
Jul 02, 2017
Well prepared course. In-depth lecture. Easy to follow even when listening only. The course lectures is very detailed, and that is one thing I really liked. The videos does feel a bit long, and maybe we can chop it to smaller sub-topics.
The interviews are very interesting and show a glimpse of broader universe of recommendation system. However, the concepts explained in the interview is a bit hard to follow, as there is no accompanying presentation materials and it jumps to detailed content with little context
The regular exercise feels very easy but helpful to make the concepts concrete. The Honors programming exercise looks interesting & challenging, but it seems too hard for someone with no programming background. I am also learning Python in parallel, so I decided to drop it to avoid learning 2 languages in parallel.
par Swetha P S•
Oct 25, 2017
Very informative course! I had a great learning experience working on the programming assignments required for honors. The only drawback is the style of communication (written and spoken) is elaborate and confuses many non-native English speakers including me.
par shailesh k p•
Jun 22, 2018
I am very new to recommendation system and yet able to comprehend the lessons. The best thing is explaining the system with example. Walking through Amazon.com and explaining content based and collaborative filtering is easy to grasp.
par Nitin P•
Nov 18, 2016
I think this is a good course to start exploring recommendation systems.
par Hagay L•
Jun 16, 2019
Overall a good course that teaches the basics for content based recommenders.
Would be great if the assignments were a bit more challenging, e.g.: work with large datasets (and not the tiny datasets used in the assignments)
Would also be good if we were provided papers of recent/notable research on the topic to read further.
par Atieno M S•
Aug 16, 2019
The course was a good one with content that's understandable. I can't wait to proceed to the next one
par Alejo P•
Sep 13, 2019
The course is really well oriented, topics are broadly covered with good explanations and examples. One major drawback of this course is that the honors track is not implemented in Python, though I believe that possibly in future versions this will be adapted. In my case, the two options left are either I learn Java programming or I do not take the honors track.
par Joeri K•
Mar 23, 2019
It would be nice to have a hierarchical overview of the recommender systems. It's easy to get lost which is a subcategory of which. Thanks for the course!
par Md. S R•
Jan 05, 2019
The lecturer were very lengthy, at least for me. I find it difficult to concentrate.
par Jon H•
Feb 14, 2019
The content of this course is solid. It's a good introduction to content based and non-personailzed recommender systems. However, the presentation is poor. The course is largely based around videos which appear to be single takes. Snappier, well edited videos would have been better and, as a result, I often found myself skimming the transcripts rather than watching the videos.
par Paulo E d V•
Dec 08, 2016
Ok, it's an introduction, but it could at least show us some math or pseudocodes. A part from that, the course is really awesome. Well structured classes, good explanations and incredible interviews
par Sachin S•
Oct 31, 2016
I expected a lot from this course but it could have been a lot better - lengthy videos, not trying to explain the concepts in an understandable ways. Ended up confusing with various interviews and what are differences between various content based recommenders. The programming exercises were good and provided a good overview.