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 2,169,265 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
auburn_theological_seminary is a county 887 27-nov-2014 92.2  
alex_thomas ia a celebrity 886 21-nov-2014 100.0  
n5_1 is a performance metric used by machine-learning scientists 886 21-nov-2014 100.0  
pga_tournament is an award, championship, or tournament trophy 886 21-nov-2014 100.0  
microsoft_visual_basic_deluxe_learning_edition is software 887 27-nov-2014 100.0  
laban is the father of pharaoh 890 11-dec-2014 99.6  
dufferin_mall is a shopping mall in the city toronto 891 18-dec-2014 100.0  
oil is an agricultural product that is usually cooked with fennel 889 07-dec-2014 98.4  
the coach mike_ditka won the trophy or tournament super_bowl 889 07-dec-2014 100.0  
back is a role for players of pro_football 886 21-nov-2014 100.0