The text arts - NLP approaches to Data Science

This course explores the diverse real-world applications of Natural Language Processing, with a focus on equipping students with practical data science skills. Through analyzing text data, you will develop techniques to detect misinformation, moderate harmful content, and empower under-resourced languages. By working through use cases like combating fake news and hate speech, to creating better NLP tools for African languages, you will gain hands-on experience applying NLP to tackle impactful problems. This class provides you with a powerful lens to understand language data and drive positive change through emerging technologies.

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This class for 2023/2022/2021/2020/2019 was taught by Prof. Vukosi Marivate.
In 2019, this course covered: Defence against the dark text arts - NLP approaches to understanding and defending against cyber threats (fake news, cyber safety and more). From 2020 the topics have expanded.
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