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 2,180,254 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.

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instance iteration date learned confidence
people_s_democracy_party is a political organization that is not part of the government 883 02-nov-2014 100.0  
production is something 883 02-nov-2014 100.0  
figure_3_6 is an item found on the floor 883 02-nov-2014 100.0  
mcal__francisco_solano_lopez is a South American person 883 02-nov-2014 99.9  
guthrie_county is a part of the government 883 02-nov-2014 100.0  
at_t_wireless is headquartered in the country united_states 886 21-nov-2014 100.0  
david_kelly is a journalist that writes for the publication times 884 08-nov-2014 93.8  
los_angeles_adventurer_all_suite_hotel is a hotel in the city los_angeles 886 21-nov-2014 100.0  
princeton is a sports team that plays the sport football 886 21-nov-2014 99.9  
robert_cupp plays the sport golf 886 21-nov-2014 99.2