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
cecil_road is a street 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
su_competencia is a currency 1111 06-jul-2018 99.8  
cars__trucks is a kind of vehicle 1111 06-jul-2018 99.6  
porcine_oocytes is a type of biological cell 1111 06-jul-2018 96.9  
manuel_rengifo is a South American person 1111 06-jul-2018 93.5  
larry_lucchino is a top member of red_sox 1116 12-sep-2018 99.6  
nick_cave is a musician who is part of bad_seeds 1115 03-sep-2018 93.8  
carlos_lee is a U.S. politician who holds the office of president 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
green_park is a park in the city central_london 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
rafael_furcal is an athlete who led cardinals_27_23 1116 12-sep-2018 93.8