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 2,337,258 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
roberto_clemente is a U.S. politician 902 17-feb-2015 99.8  
teas_tea is a legume 904 20-feb-2015 92.7  
jennings_farm is a farm 902 17-feb-2015 99.0  
descriptive_internet is a board game 902 17-feb-2015 99.1  
condominium_suites is an office building room 904 20-feb-2015 97.0  
the loosing score of super_bowl_xliii was 23 907 28-feb-2015 100.0  
kathy has husband ron 907 28-feb-2015 93.8  
the sports team red_sox was the winner of chance 907 28-feb-2015 100.0  
buffalo_sabres is a sports team that plays against leafs 904 20-feb-2015 99.8  
ronny_cedeno is an athlete who led chicago_cubs 907 28-feb-2015 99.8