Oct 16, 2016
Hats off to the team who put the course together! Prof Guestrin is a great teacher. The course gave me in-depth knowledge regarding classification and the math and intuition behind it. It was fun!
Jan 25, 2017
Very impressive course, I would recommend taking course 1 and 2 in this specialization first since they skip over some things in this course that they have explained thoroughly in those courses
創建者 Lewis C L•
Jun 13, 2019
First, coursera is a ghost town. There is no activity on the forum. Real responses stopped a year ago. Most of the activity is from 3 years ago. This course is dead.
Two, this course seems to approach the topic as teaching inadequate ways to perform various tasks to show the inadequacies. You can learn from that; we will make mistakes or use approaches that are less than ideal. But, that should be a quick "don't do this," while moving on to better approaches
Three, the professors seem to dismiss batch learning as a "dodgy" technique. If Hinton, Bengio, and other intellectual leaders of the field recommend it as the preferred technique, then it probably is.
Four, the professors emphasize log likelihood. Mathematically, minus the log likelihood is the same as cross-entropy cost. The latter is more robust and applicable to nearly every classification problem (except decision trees), and so is a more versatile formulation. As neither actually plays any roll in the training algorithm except as guidance for the gradient and epsilon formulas and as a diagnostic, the more versatile and robust approach should be preferred.
The professors seem very focused on decision trees. Despite the "apparent" intuitive appeal and computational tractability, the technique seems to be eclipsed by other methods. Worth teaching and occasionally using to be sure, but not for 3/4 of the course.
There are many mechanical problems that remain in the material. At least 6 errors in formulas or instructions remain. Most can be searched for on the forum to find some resolution, through a lot of noise. Since the last corrections were made 3 years ago, the UW or Coursera's lack of interest shows.
It was a bit unnecessary to use a huge dataset that resulted in a training matrix or over 10 billion cells. Sure, if you wanted to focus on methods for scaling--very valuable indeed--go for it. But, this lead to unnecessary long training times and data issues that were, at best, orthogonal to the overall purpose of highlighting classification techniques and encouraging good insights about how classification techniques work.
The best thing about the course was the willingness to allow various technologies to be used. The developers went to some lengths to make this possible. It was far more work to stray outside the velvet ropes of the Jupiter notebooks, but it was very rewarding.
Finally, the quizzes were dependent on numerical point answers that could often be matched only by using the same exact technology and somewhat sloppy approaches (no lowercase for word sentiment analysis, etc.). It does take some cleverness to think of questions that lead to the right answer if the concepts are implemented properly. It doesn't count when the answers rely precisely on anomalies.
I learned a lot, but only because I wrote my own code and was able to think more clearly about it, but that was somewhat of a side effect.
All in all, a disappointing somewhat out of date class.
創建者 Aakash S•
Jun 15, 2019
Amazing Explanation of every thing related to Classification.
Thanks a lot for the course.
創建者 Yufeng X•
Jun 14, 2019
The lecture is super. The exams could be more challenging-:)
創建者 sudheer n•
Jun 12, 2019
The way Carlos Guestrin explains things is exquisite. if basics is what is very important to you, and can learn code implementation and libraries from other sources, this is the go to course
Jun 12, 2019
its been 3 weeks I started this course it was so nice and awesome. the lectures explaination and the ppt all were well crafted and easy to pick and understand.
創建者 Md s•
Jun 09, 2019
awesome course , have learned lot of stuff
創建者 Dohyoung C•
Jun 04, 2019
I learned quite a lot about classification
創建者 Karthik M•
Jun 01, 2019
Excellent course and the instructors cover all the important topics
創建者 Vibhutesh K S•
May 22, 2019
It was a very detailed course. I wished, doing it much earlier in my research career. Great insights and Exercises.
創建者 Gaurav C•
May 22, 2019
Would have loved even more had Carlos explained his students gradient boosting as well. I liked the way of his taught in lectures.
創建者 Miguel Á B P•
May 21, 2019
May 19, 2019
good course but make quize and assignment quize more understandable
創建者 Jafed E•
May 14, 2019
Able to concentrate and stay focused for periods of several hours, even when tasks are relatively mundane, and doesn't make mistakes. He has a high boredom threshold. Always assured and confident in demeanour and presentation of ideas without being aggressively over-confident. No absences without valid reason in 6 months. Reaches a decision rapidly after taking account of all likely outcomes and estimating the route most likely to bring success. The decisions almost always turn out to be good ones.
This Course always completes any assignment on time and to a high standard. This Course has outstanding artistic or craft skills, bringing creativity and originality to the task. Aiming for a top job in the organization. He sets very high standards, aware that this will bring attention and promotion. This Course pays great attention to detail. He always presented work properly checked and completely free of error.
創建者 MAO M•
May 07, 2019
lots of work. very good for beginners
創建者 YASHKUMAR R T•
May 03, 2019
This course will provide you clear and detailed explanation of all the topics of Classification.
創建者 Martin B•
Apr 11, 2019
As with all the courses in this specialization: great production values, excellent tuition. Useful assignments, even though the reliance of Graphlab Create is a bit of a drag. I also would have liked to see some discussion of Support Vector Machines.
創建者 Neelkanth S M•
Apr 08, 2019
The content is good but completing assignments is a real pain because they choose to deploy a unstable proprietary python library, which gives hard time installing and running (as of Q1 2019). The entire learning experience is marred by this Graphlab python library.
創建者 Shashidhar Y•
Apr 02, 2019
創建者 Ashish C•
Mar 31, 2019
more topics like deep learning, neural networks need to be introduced
創建者 Shazia B•
Mar 25, 2019
one of the best experience about this course i gained I learned a lot about machine learning classification further machine learning regression thanks a lot Coursera :)
創建者 Reinhold L•
Mar 21, 2019
Very good course for classification in machine learning - top presentation documents - very well structured and practical
創建者 Akash G•
Mar 10, 2019
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Mar 03, 2019
創建者 Arslan a•
Feb 18, 2019
the person who wants to start career in machine learning must take this course! Its awsome :)
創建者 Zhongkai M•
Feb 12, 2019
Great course, provided details that not show in others' and textbooks.