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
pain_control_medications is an archaeon 1111 06-jul-2018 90.9  
school_age_students is a victim 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
cotton_bath_rugs is a personal care product 1111 06-jul-2018 97.2  
wnnr_fm is a radio station 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
organic_electronics_association is a professional organization 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
master held the position of king 1116 12-sep-2018 93.8  
el_mensajero is a newspaper in the city san_francisco 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
yi_jianlian is an athlete who led new_jersey_nets 1116 12-sep-2018 99.9  
terrell_owens plays the athletic team position wide_receiver 1113 15-aug-2018 100.0  
ricky_jean_francois is an athlete who injured his/her hand 1115 03-sep-2018 96.9