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 2,550,236 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
james_mckenna is a visual artist 937 07-jul-2015 99.9  
personal_honesty is a character trait 938 10-jul-2015 96.5  
pokersupplies is a sports game 937 07-jul-2015 96.3  
ferrari_330_lmb is a model of automobile 937 07-jul-2015 97.2  
blood_curdling_scream is a perception event 940 21-jul-2015 92.1  
ten is an organization dissolved at the date n1999 941 25-jul-2015 96.9  
time_obama is a politician who holds the office of office 937 07-jul-2015 96.9  
p__g__wodehouse wrote the book the_gold_bat 938 10-jul-2015 96.9  
eric has citizenship in the country sweden 940 21-jul-2015 100.0  
nplate is a drug worked on by amgen 938 10-jul-2015 96.9