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 2,395,305 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
tina_frazer is a European person 1103 18-mar-2018 91.2  
tier_ii_tournament is an award, championship, or tournament trophy 1103 18-mar-2018 91.2  
qubl is a sports league 1103 18-mar-2018 91.3  
foreign_grain_beetles is an invertebrate 1102 22-feb-2018 99.8  
hot_tomato_sauce is a condiment 1103 18-mar-2018 100.0  
hugo is a person who has residence in the city charleston 1103 18-mar-2018 93.8  
ganges empties into river bay_of_bengal 1103 18-mar-2018 99.9  
anna_nicole_smith is a person who died at the age of 39 1106 21-may-2018 100.0  
black_flies feeds on insects 1103 18-mar-2018 100.0  
dome is an attraction made of bronze 1104 23-mar-2018 100.0