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
wayne_simien is an athlete 875 04-oct-2014 100.0  
john_thomas001 is a chef 877 10-oct-2014 100.0  
atlantico_sur is a state or a province 880 21-oct-2014 100.0  
kamr is a radio station 877 10-oct-2014 100.0  
same_stars is a geometric shape 877 10-oct-2014 91.3  
cormac_mccarthy contributed to the creative work blood_meridian 875 04-oct-2014 99.9  
michael_jackson is a person who has age 50 880 21-oct-2014 100.0  
shea_stadium is the home venue for the sports team new_york_mets 880 21-oct-2014 100.0  
paul_farhi is a journalist that writes for the publication dc001 880 21-oct-2014 93.8  
tiksi is a city located in the country russia 880 21-oct-2014 98.4