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
spotted_wrasse is a fish 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
pitchfork_creek is a river 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
protected_forest can be a part of a landscape 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
politickernj is a publication 1111 06-jul-2018 96.6  
samsung_x497 is a product 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
oregon_state is a sports team that plays against usc 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
pierre_thomas and brees are teammates 1112 24-jul-2018 93.8  
conexant_systems is a company also known as conexant 1111 06-jul-2018 93.8  
robot_futures is part of scs_author_presentation___booksigning 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
charles is a person who moved to the state new_york 1115 03-sep-2018 100.0