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 3,746,385 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.

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instance iteration date learned confidence
pro_russian_faction is an organization 1072 17-aug-2017 90.2  
mill_canyon_peak is a mountain 1072 17-aug-2017 98.2  
surge is an event 1072 17-aug-2017 97.3  
nice_neighborhood is a visualizable scene 1072 17-aug-2017 90.9  
player_interface is a conference 1072 17-aug-2017 99.6  
paul_brown held the position of guard 1073 22-aug-2017 100.0  
liberty001 is an attraction that will be fall in city portland 1077 19-sep-2017 100.0  
federal_bureau_of_investigation is headquartered in the country usa__uk 1077 19-sep-2017 100.0  
rams is a sports team that plays against tampa_bay_rays 1072 17-aug-2017 100.0  
Eating breast decreases the risk of medical_conditions 1072 17-aug-2017 93.8