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 2,475,486 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
chicken_part is a visualizable thing 931 05-jun-2015 96.2  
swimming_cap is a kind of clothing 932 07-jun-2015 90.6  
lower_rib is a bone 935 27-jun-2015 90.8  
banana_cake_35 is a baked good 931 05-jun-2015 93.9  
n21_63 is a term used by physicists 931 05-jun-2015 99.7  
sun_microsystems is a company also known as sun 935 27-jun-2015 100.0  
the sport baseball was played at n1953_world_series 936 04-jul-2015 100.0  
movement hired white 934 25-jun-2015 96.9  
iphone_5s is a competitor of the product launched in samsung_galaxy_s5 936 04-jul-2015 100.0  
avery_johnson coaches the team mavericks 936 04-jul-2015 99.8