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 2,265,554 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
perezhilton is a blog 892 30-dec-2014 90.6  
print_venues is a kind of media 892 30-dec-2014 91.4  
n1926_1947 is a year 892 30-dec-2014 100.0  
northern_mole_vole is a vertebrate 893 02-jan-2015 100.0  
body is an agricultural product 893 02-jan-2015 98.5  
kate_middleton has husband prince_william 896 24-jan-2015 99.8  
jacob_k__javits_convention_center is a stadium or event venue located in the city new_york 896 24-jan-2015 96.9  
troy is an athlete who injured his/her hand 892 30-dec-2014 100.0  
summit hired white 893 02-jan-2015 98.4  
roy_scheider belongs to the ethnic group american 896 24-jan-2015 100.0