I want to learn Neural Networks. I am a Computational Linguist. I know statistical machine learning approaches and can code in Python.
I am looking to start with its concepts, and know one or two popular models which may be useful from a Computational Linguistics perspective.
I browsed the web for reference and found a few books and materials.
Ripley, Brian D. (1996) Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks, Cambridge
Bishop, C.M. (1995) Neural Networks for Pattern Recognition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Coursera courses are generally nice, if anyone knows anything relevant from them. I prefer materials with lucid language and ample examples.