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 3,565,291 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.

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instance iteration date learned confidence
alfred_stettler is a monarch 1057 15-may-2017 92.4  
democratic_rally_of_the_people_jama_a is a political organization that is not part of the government 1057 15-may-2017 93.2  
driverssafeauto_insurance is an economic sector 1057 15-may-2017 99.4  
george_armitage is an Asian person 1057 15-may-2017 91.2  
more_cooling_capacity is a character trait 1057 15-may-2017 99.1  
canton is a city also known as guangzhou 1060 27-may-2017 100.0  
organization_of_petroleum_exporting_countries is an organization known by the acronym opec 1058 19-may-2017 99.6  
the country jordan uses the currency dollars 1062 04-jun-2017 96.9  
village_voice001 is a company headquartered in the city new_york 1062 04-jun-2017 100.0  
joseph participated in the event result 1057 15-may-2017 93.8