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 2,517,789 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
dangerous_mosquito is an insect 941 25-jul-2015 98.6  
chatham is a city 940 21-jul-2015 100.0  
palace is a stadium or event venue 940 21-jul-2015 100.0  
helicobacter_pylori_b38 is a bacterium 940 21-jul-2015 100.0  
kimberly_scott is an Australian person 940 21-jul-2015 99.9  
insects is called spiders 943 07-aug-2015 100.0  
n6152 is the number of people injured in the event n2011_t_hoku_earthquake_and_tsunami 945 13-aug-2015 100.0  
avandia is a drug worked on by glaxo 940 21-jul-2015 96.9  
the_vancouver_clinic is a hospital in the city vancouver 945 13-aug-2015 100.0  
nashville is an aquarium in the city vegas 945 13-aug-2015 96.9