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.

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instance iteration date learned confidence
coastal_federal_credit_union_raleigh_nc is a credit union 886 21-nov-2014 100.0  
tacloban_city is a geopolitical entity that is an organization 887 27-nov-2014 100.0  
metrolink_shiloh_scott is a transportation system 886 21-nov-2014 96.5  
fiddle_and_violin is a musical instrument 886 21-nov-2014 95.4  
kpho_tv is a radio station 886 21-nov-2014 99.8  
philadelphia is the home city of the sports team eagles 891 18-dec-2014 99.7  
latin is a language used in the university new_york_university 889 07-dec-2014 100.0  
anteaters is an animal that preys on ants 886 21-nov-2014 100.0  
products is a product produced in hong_kong 889 07-dec-2014 96.9  
jolie has husband brad_pitt 891 18-dec-2014 100.0