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 2,274,283 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
package_engineering is form of visual art 853 11-jul-2014 100.0  
sanableness is an ethnic group 853 11-jul-2014 100.0  
coles_county is a geopolitical entity that is an organization 857 26-jul-2014 100.0  
kirk_gibson is american 853 11-jul-2014 100.0  
n1971_72 is a dataset used within the scientific field of machine learning 853 11-jul-2014 100.0  
kabb is a TV station in the city san_antonio_texas 858 30-jul-2014 98.4  
ancient_oak is a plant that is a kind of trees 856 22-jul-2014 100.0  
greater_boston is the home city of the sports team los_angeles_lakers 858 30-jul-2014 100.0  
football_players is a generalization of donovan_mcnabb 856 22-jul-2014 100.0  
bill_gates held the position of chairman 857 26-jul-2014 100.0