Skipping chapter 8 and 9 will affect understanding of NLP? (Later, All you need is Attention paper)

Hi, I’ve been diligently going through the “Deep Learning for Coders” course and have just finished the chapter on training state-of-the-art models.

I’m eager to delve into the NLP deep dive in Chapter 10, especially to better understand the “All you need is attention” paper. However, I’m wondering if it’s advisable to skip the next two chapters 8 and 9 (“Collaborative Filtering Deep Dive” and “Tabular Modeling Deep Dive,”) or if there’s important context in those chapters that would enhance my understanding of NLP. I can comeback and read those 2 chapters later!

Any insights or guidance would be greatly appreciated!