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 2,639,039 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
montpelier_street is a street 955 20-oct-2015 99.6  
rotator_muscles_of_neck is a muscle 956 23-oct-2015 90.0  
n56_79 is a term used by physicists 955 20-oct-2015 99.7  
canadian_venture_exchange is a building 959 07-nov-2015 98.6  
perineal_urethroscopy_58_22_urethroscopy_nec is a medical procedure 955 20-oct-2015 94.5  
leonardo_dicaprio starred in the movie departed 956 23-oct-2015 96.9  
rer is a transportation system located in the city paris 960 23-nov-2015 100.0  
select is a company in the economic sector of insurance 955 20-oct-2015 93.8  
jason is a person who moved to the state new_york 956 23-oct-2015 100.0  
patricia_dunn is a top member of hp001 960 23-nov-2015 93.8