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 2,810,379 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
mobile_sports is a sport 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
skating_magazines is a kind of media 1111 06-jul-2018 99.0  
south_boston_gazette_virginian is a website 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
tyco_electronics_ltd is a biotech company 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
dave_williams is an Australian person 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
the country __america uses the currency dollars 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
Eating management decreases the risk of cancer 1111 06-jul-2018 96.9  
national_museum is a museum in the city tokyo 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
triangle has shape circumcircle 1112 24-jul-2018 93.8  
fiber can cause blood_sugar 1113 15-aug-2018 97.3