Coursera launches CourseMatch

Coursera announced CourseMatch, which will match Coursera MOOCs to on-campus university courses.

CourseMatch, developed by the company’s Data Science team, is a machine learning solution that will automatically match CCoursera courses to on-campus courses at colleges and universities across the globe. The solution uses natural language processing techniques to find the semantic similarity between Coursera and institutional courses — returning up to 5 courses on Coursera for each on-campus course along with a relevance score. 

CourseMatch can handle course catalogues in more than 100 languages and then map them to the most relevant courses into English or any of more than 50 other languages. The company claims that 2.6 million courses at 1,800 institutions have already been matched