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 3,035,758 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
cheese_blends is a cheese 1042 05-mar-2017 91.3  
usps_media_mail is a bank 1040 14-feb-2017 98.7  
artery_ is an artery 1040 14-feb-2017 92.4  
a__the_police is a road accident event 1040 14-feb-2017 95.4  
keye is a TV station 1040 14-feb-2017 100.0  
pine is a plant that is a kind of brush 1040 14-feb-2017 93.8  
mike_young plays the sport golf 1045 30-mar-2017 96.9  
mick_jagger is a person who was written about in rolling_stone001 1040 14-feb-2017 100.0  
child is an animal that can develop schizophrenia 1040 14-feb-2017 93.8  
dysfunction is related to body 1040 14-feb-2017 99.2