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.
May 13, 2020
course content was great but i personally feels some difficulties in the implementation part so the course is meant to be more implementation oriented . thank you for the wondorful course
創建者 Ganesan P•
Jun 13, 2018
i enjoyed the course. The course lecture for week 3 and week 4 can do better with presentations. One looses focus very quickly when the instructor keeps speaking, but the material itself is not hard. I had refer to outside material to understand the lecture and had to spend time. I would recommend Ben Langmeade lectures for to get grip on BWT and excellent lecture on KMP and Maben Meyers algorithm intro by Robert Sedgwick.
創建者 Papp P A•
Nov 20, 2016
Quite an interesting and well-organised course, giving a detailed overview of the pattern matching problem and solutions for it (on the other hand, if you are expecting to see a wide variety of string problems, the course title is misleading).
Assignments and quizes are also likeable (although the pseudocodes in the slides and the code skeletons for the solutions contain quite a number of mistakes).
創建者 Teguh S•
Nov 29, 2016
I have only one feedback: the relation between subsequent weeks are not clear. It feels like I am learning one technique in week 3, and then another in week 4, but why is the technique in week 4 necessary? What are the differences in terms of functionality, between the various techniques? I think these points are not explained quite clearly.
Great course though, thank you very much!
創建者 Saruar M•
Oct 22, 2019
Great course with great content.
However the video explanations could be better. It is hard to truly understand the concept through the videos. I just watched the videos to serve as a "roadmap" and to really understand the topics you'd have to read the chapters from the books listed in their reading section.
Still a good course overall and homework assignments are great.
創建者 Karthik R•
Oct 26, 2019
The lectures are excellent. However, with reference to the logistics, it would really make sense provide test cases that are run. At least, the test cases should be made available once the student completes the assignment. By looking at the test cases, students can understand better with reference to developing better test cases in the future.
創建者 Abhishek R•
Jun 12, 2018
It's a very thought provoking course. I am into job for last 16 years and after getting into leadership role, hardly got into solving problems personally. This refreshed my passion and I connected well. I could not spend as much time as needed but overall I enjoyed the learning and the problem assignment. Worth trying!!
創建者 Aleksandr F•
Aug 21, 2017
Spent a lot of time trying to solve the last advanced task in the last assignment, but never solved it. I'm not sure if there is a mistake in slides or my misunderstanding, but it was really hard. Thanks to all the instructors.
創建者 Xi Y•
Sep 09, 2016
Still stuck at Problem 5 of Week 1, had to left this problem undone.
Wondering if the mentors or professors can send those who completed the course the standard/reference solution/program via Email???
創建者 Ajit C B•
Oct 21, 2017
Its a very good course overall. Just felt that towards the end the material got too much to digest, might be a good idea to split the contents of weeks 3 and 4 into 3 or 4 weeks.
創建者 Juan S Z M•
Nov 14, 2016
It would be nice if you could deliver the problem's solutions after the course ended. I ran out of ideas for the BetterBWMatching problem and i couldn't overcome the time issues.
創建者 Anirudh A•
Dec 30, 2017
A good course giving insight into how important string algorithms are for not only to computer science community but also its use in other disciplines like bioinformatics etc.
創建者 Snehasish S•
Jan 25, 2017
Initially the accent was a little bit hard to understand, but after few minutes everything become crystal clear. Extremely useful course content.
創建者 Aakarsh N•
Jun 06, 2017
Unfortunately the forums go inactive after the first few iterations of the course. One can still learn by doing the programming assignments
創建者 kishore k b•
Sep 03, 2016
Course Content is good. Instructors are not that much active to give answers for the raised questions compared to earlier courses.
創建者 Milos M•
Apr 29, 2020
An awesome course, though a bit more rushed than the other ones. Luckily with the notes, the assignments can be passed.
創建者 DENIS K•
Nov 02, 2018
I think it would be more helpful to trade BWT to more practical Polynomial Hashing tricks. Otherwise good course
創建者 Chen L•
Dec 02, 2017
The programming assignment should be more clean with detailed instruction in each code file.
Jul 31, 2017
Very good, although the material in last week is way harder and rushed than the rest.
創建者 Dmitri M•
May 09, 2017
I have finished the specialization. This course is mostly useful though challenging.
創建者 Roman E•
Jan 29, 2017
Some tasks was hard to understand and solve, but it in general it was good.
創建者 Lee B U•
Apr 09, 2020
It was good. But its assignment is easy compared to before lecture things.
Dec 02, 2017
very good and useful , but the last week algorithm is very complicated
創建者 Saurab D•
Apr 15, 2018
Some of the algorithms are too hard to implement but worth the effort.
創建者 LI W•
Oct 18, 2016
too complex, and I don't think in the future work I will apply these.
創建者 Sharan S M•
Feb 05, 2019
This was a good course. I mostly understood most of the content