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 2,304,896 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
x_radiation is a perception event 851 03-jul-2014 99.7  
earth_road is a highway 851 03-jul-2014 100.0  
dupont is an organization 856 22-jul-2014 100.0  
october_15 is a legislative bill 851 03-jul-2014 100.0  
luke_caudillo is a Mexican person 851 03-jul-2014 91.7  
ralph_plummer plays the sport golf 856 22-jul-2014 96.9  
public_policy is an academic program at the university harvard_university 853 11-jul-2014 96.9  
pulmonary_artery is a subpart of the body within right_side 853 11-jul-2014 93.8  
chicago is the home city of the sports team rush_university 856 22-jul-2014 100.0  
globe participated in the event result 853 11-jul-2014 98.4