NELL: Never-Ending Language Learning

Read the Web
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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 2,151,091 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
cedar_rapids_children_zoo is a zoo 875 04-oct-2014 90.6  
james_deetz is a writer 875 04-oct-2014 91.5  
john_tidwell is a fashion model 877 10-oct-2014 100.0  
randy is american 875 04-oct-2014 99.1  
imax_version is a movie 880 21-oct-2014 90.4  
imf_world_bank is a company headquartered in the city dc 880 21-oct-2014 96.9  
russell_baker is a journalist that writes for the publication times 878 16-oct-2014 93.8  
ny_times is a company also known as abc_news 880 21-oct-2014 96.9  
beer is an agricultural product produced in japan 877 10-oct-2014 96.9  
san_francisco_state is an organization also known as state_university 880 21-oct-2014 93.8