NELL: Never-Ending Language Learning

Read the Web
Browse the Knowledge Base!

Can computers learn to read? We think so. "Read the Web" is a research project that attempts to create a computer system that learns over time to read the web. Since January 2010, our computer system called NELL (Never-Ending Language Learner) has been running continuously, attempting to perform two tasks each day:

So far, NELL has accumulated over 50 million candidate beliefs by reading the web, and it is considering these at different levels of confidence. NELL has high confidence in 2,810,379 of these beliefs — these are displayed on this website. It is not perfect, but NELL is learning. You can track NELL's progress below or @cmunell on Twitter, browse and download its knowledge base, read more about our technical approach, or join the discussion group.

Recently-Learned Facts Follow NELL on Twitter

instance iteration date learned confidence
rectangular_emerald is a geometric shape 1111 06-jul-2018 97.8  
antique_wood_doors is something found in or on buildings 1111 06-jul-2018 98.4  
pompom_crab is a crustacean 1111 06-jul-2018 99.5  
university_of_iowa_museum_of_art is a monument 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
inguinal_nodes is a lymph node 1111 06-jul-2018 99.3  
short_skirts is a clothing item to go with trousers 1111 06-jul-2018 93.8  
suncorp_stadium is related to suncorp_metway 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0  
bilhah is the father of dan 1116 12-sep-2018 99.7  
kwgs is a radio station in the city tulsa 1116 12-sep-2018 96.9  
u_s__fish_and_wildlife_service is an organization known by the acronym usfws 1114 25-aug-2018 96.9