Teaching a Massive Open Online Course on Natural Language Processing

Ekaterina Artemova, Murat Apishev, Denis Kirianov, Veronica Sarkisyan, Sergey Aksenov, Oleg Serikov


Abstract
In this paper we present a new Massive Open Online Course on Natural Language Processing, targeted at non-English speaking students. The course lasts 12 weeks, every week consists of lectures, practical sessions and quiz assigments. Three weeks out of 12 are followed by Kaggle-style coding assigments. Our course intents to serve multiple purposes: (i) familirize students with the core concepts and methods in NLP, such as language modelling or word or sentence representations, (ii) show that recent advances, including pre-trained Transformer-based models, are build upon these concepts; (iii) to introduce architectures for most most demanded real-life applications, (iii) to develop practical skills to process texts in multiple languages. The course was prepared and recorded during 2020 and so far have received positive feedback.
Anthology ID:
2021.teachingnlp-1.2
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Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Teaching NLP
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June
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2021
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Online
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NAACL | TeachingNLP
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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13–27
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https://aclanthology.org/2021.teachingnlp-1.2
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10.18653/v1/2021.teachingnlp-1.2
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