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
clear_sky is a color 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
university_of_massachusetts_school_of_law is a university 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
boxwood_mite is an arthropod 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
ernest_roberts is a politician 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
robert_page is a European person 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
andris_biedrins plays in the league nba 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
nymphs feeds on caddis 1116 12-sep-2018 98.4  
al has been charged with murder 1115 03-sep-2018 96.9  
forbes_galleries is a museum in the city new_york 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
notting_hill is a park in the city central_london 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0