Introduction to Natural Language Processing

With the large amount of data generated daily, Natural Language Processing (NLP) plays a significant role in our daily life, affecting how we search for information online to how companies interact with customers.

This course will provide an overview of NLP and the different types of NLP systems, with a hands-on focus on popular tasks such as text classification. We will explore how NLP is used across a diverse set of industries and discuss use cases on how NLP is used to improve various tasks. This course is designed to introduce the general idea behind NLP and its potential applications to anyone, regardless of their computing background.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to describe the different types of NLP systems, identify potential applications of NLP in different domains/industries, and utilise basic NLP techniques. 


Course Details

Course Dates:
No dates available currently.

Duration:
1 day, 9am to 5pm

 

 

Who Should Attend

  • Participants in roles who deal with large amount of data, particularly text-based data

  • Participants who aspire to acquire skills relevant to roles such as Data Analysts

Prerequisites:

  • O level Mathematics Qualifications
  • Basic IT knowledge
  • Prior programming knowledge is preferred but not essential

Programme Outline

 
Learning Objectives and Structure

By the end of this course, participants should be able to / can expect to: 

  1. Understand and describe the different types of NLP systems 
  2. Perform basic text analysis and utilise various NLP techniques
  3. Identify potential use cases and industry applications of NLP
  4. Learn about current trends in NLP
Course Outline
  • Overview of AI and NLP
  • Data and Pre-processing
  • Text Classification
  • Topic Modelling
  • Deep Learning for NLP
  • Use Cases and Applications of NLP
  • Project Discussion and Presentation
  • Quiz

Course Fees and Funding

SkillsFuture Course Fee Subsidy
(70%)

Fee after subsidy
$270


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$18.90


You pay
$288.90

Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(90%)

Fee after subsidy
$90


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$18.90


You pay
$108.90

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)
(90%)

Fee after subsidy
$90


GST on Fee after SSG Course Fee Subsidy
$18.90


You pay
$108.90

Full Course Fee (without subsidies): $963 (inclusive of prevailing GST)

Instructors

Kwan Hui Lim
Fellow, SUTD Academy
Assistant Professor at SUTD

Kwan Hui LIM is an Assistant Professor at the Information Systems Technology and Design Pillar, Singapore University of Technology and Design, and leads the Social and Urban Analytics Lab. Previously, he was a Research Fellow at the School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne, Research Engineer at the Living Analytics Research Centre, Singapore Management University, Research Intern at IBM Research – Australia, and various visiting appointments. He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne, and MSc (Research) and BCompSci (1st Class Honours) from the University of Western Australia.

He is a recipient of the 2016 Google PhD Fellowship in Machine Learning. His research interests are in Data Mining, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Social Network Analysis, and Social Computing.


Policies and Financing Options

SSG Funding Terms and Conditions

Use of Personal Details

In consideration of the subsidy provided by SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (“SSG”) through the SUTD Academy for the Course,
 

I consent to:

The collection, use and disclosure to relevant third parties of my personal data by the SUTD Academy including but not limited to personal particulars, attendance records, assessment/performance records, for the following purposes:

  1. Reporting of national statistics and conducting of holistic continuing education training research and analysis;

  2. Facilitate the conduct of the relevant surveys and audits in relation to the Course;

  3. General administration of the Course including but not limited to processing of the subsidy provided by SSG;

  4. Publicity and marketing of the Course or other Courses to be provided by SSG or SUTD Academy; and

  5. SSG or its Appointed Auditors or Nominated Representatives to directly contact Course Participant to obtain information deemed necessary for the purposes of conducting effectiveness survey or audits in relation to the Course.
     

I agree to:

  1. Attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments;

  2. Complete the Course feedback at the end of the Course;

  3. Complete the post Course survey sent about 3 to 6 months after class attendance; and

  4. Sign up for a personal email account.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. If a written notification is sent to sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg within 24 hours after course registration deadline there will be no cancellation charges. A full refund will be made. 

  2. No refund is provided if written notification is more than 24 hours after course registration deadline. SUTD Academy reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant.

Replacement Policy

Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course by giving a 3-working day notice before the course commencement date to sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg. Terms and conditions apply.

Registration Policy

  1. Course may be cancelled due to insufficient participants. SUTD Academy will not be responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from any course cancellation.

  2. Course enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

  3. SUTD Academy reserves the right to change or cancel any course or instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Types of Funding

Funding under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")

  1. MCES is an enhanced Subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them to remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  2. Individuals/employers are not required to submit an application for the MCES. Those pursuing SSG-funded programmes will be charged the appropriate subsidised fees by SUTD Academy if they are eligible MCES. Individuals/employers will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG's grant).

    For more info, please visit SkillsFuture website at https://www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/enhancedsubsidy

Funding under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")

  1. ETSS is an enhanced funding to enable SMEs to send their employees for training.

  2. SMEs will enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  3. In addition to higher course fee funding, SMEs can also claim absentee payroll funding of 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. SMEs may apply for the absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.

  4. To qualify, SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:
    - Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
    - At least 30% local shareholding by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
    - Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than $100 million
    - Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
    - Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

    For more info, please visit SSG website at http://www.ssg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/funding/enhanced-training-support-for-smes1.html


Funding under Union Training Assistance Programme ("UTAP")

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading.

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).

For more info, please visit the UTAP webpage.