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 2,155,106 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
blockage is an artery 877 10-oct-2014 99.8  
silvery_glow is a perception event 877 10-oct-2014 93.4  
rome_international_film_festival is a convention 881 24-oct-2014 100.0  
roddy_road_covered_bridge is a bridge 881 24-oct-2014 90.1  
joseph_baldwin is a politician 877 10-oct-2014 100.0  
the sport football was played at n2006_sugar_bowl 881 24-oct-2014 100.0  
london_sea_life_aquarium is a zoo in the city london 881 24-oct-2014 100.0  
stephenville is a city located in the state or province texas 881 24-oct-2014 98.4  
wrigley is the home venue for the sports team chicago_cubs 881 24-oct-2014 100.0  
rafael_nadal is an athlete who wins french_open 878 16-oct-2014 100.0