Skill Path

Apply Natural Language Processing with Python

Learn Python for Natural Language Processing, the field behind chatbots, search engines, and autocorrect.

Includes Machine Learning, Data Science, Python, Regular Expression, NLTK, spaCy, TensorFlow, scikit-learn, Genism, and more.

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  • Time to complete

    3 weeks
  • Certificate of completion

  • Prerequisites

    2 courses

About this skill path

Natural language processing (NLP) is all about how computers work with human language. From your virtual assistant recommending a restaurant to that terrible autocorrect you sent your cousin, the field is a rapidly growing presence in our lives. This Skill Path will get you started using Python to analyze and even generate text. Don’t just use NLP tools — make them!

Skills you'll gain

  • Parse text with regular expressions
  • Create computer models of text
  • Generate text with deep learning


8 units • 8 lessons • 4 projects • 8 quizzes
  • 1

    Welcome to the Natural Language Processing Skill Path

    Your NLP journey starts here.

  • 2

    Getting Started with Natural Language Processing

    Delve into the exciting world of Natural Language Processing (NLP) with this overview of major topics in the field.

  • 3

    Text Preprocessing

    Get a taste of regular expressions (regex) and find out how to prepare your text data for most NLP tasks.

  • 4

    Language Parsing

    Apply regular expressions (regex) and other natural language parsing tactics to find meaning and insights in the texts you read every day.

  • 5

    Language Quantification

    Learn different ways to represent language numerically, including bag-of-words, tf-idf, and word embeddings.

  • 6

    Text Generation

    Learn about seq2seq and LSTM neural networks commonly used in NLP work and how to implement them for machine translation.

  • 7

    NLP Portfolio Project

    You’ve learned a lot and it’s time to show off your skills. Analyze text message data any way you like in this portfolio project.

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