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
brazilian_real_to_chilean_peso is a currency 875 04-oct-2014 96.5  
richard_bajorski is an actor 875 04-oct-2014 90.3  
general_condition is a legislative bill 880 21-oct-2014 93.3  
shalwar_kameez is a kind of clothing 877 10-oct-2014 91.1  
stephen_king_books is a kind of media 875 04-oct-2014 99.6  
time is an organization dissolved at the date may 880 21-oct-2014 100.0  
rsa_in_the_real_world occurrs in the room n6115 880 21-oct-2014 100.0  
alberto_gilardino plays for the team italy 880 21-oct-2014 93.8  
room_1495 is a room in the building biomedical_science_tower 880 21-oct-2014 100.0  
emile_lahoud belongs to the religion christian 880 21-oct-2014 100.0