Thank you for purchasing the Transfer Learning for Natural Language Processing MEAP. To get the most out of this book, you should have some experience with Python, as well as some intermediate machine learning skills – such as an understanding of basic classification and regression concepts. It would also help to have some basic data manipulation and preprocessing skills with libraries such as Pandas and Numpy.
That said, the book was written in a way that allows you to pick up these skills with a bit of extra work. The first couple chapters will rapidly bring you up to speed on everything you need to know to grasp the transfer learning for natural language processing concepts sufficiently to apply in your own projects. Subsequently, following the included curated references on your own will solidify your prerequisite background skills, if that is something you feel that you need.