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 2,810,379 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
islamic_guerrillas is a terrorist organization 1111 06-jul-2018 99.3  
atypical_antipsychotic_drugs is an archaeon 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
bare_tailed_armored_tree_rat is a mammal 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
soccer_soccer is a sport 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
aluminum_frames is a building material 1111 06-jul-2018 98.3  
atlanta_hawks is a sports team that plays against raptors 1111 06-jul-2018 99.6  
justin_gaston has wife miley_cyrus 1116 12-sep-2018 99.7  
steve001 is an athlete who injured his/her arms 1115 03-sep-2018 99.2  
ksci is a TV station in the city los_angeles_ca 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
west_broad_street is a street in the city athens 1116 12-sep-2018 93.8