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 2,099,091 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
ppg_place is a building 880 21-oct-2014 100.0  
beache can be a part of a landscape 878 16-oct-2014 91.6  
sch_nfeldspitze is a mountain 881 24-oct-2014 90.3  
black_bathing_suit is a kind of clothing 877 10-oct-2014 98.5  
jewelry_swarovski_crystals is a personal care product 877 10-oct-2014 96.2  
philip_knight is the CEO of nike 882 30-oct-2014 100.0  
mandalay_bay_aquarium is an aquarium in the city las_vegas 882 30-oct-2014 100.0  
george_w_bush is a politician who holds the office of president 877 10-oct-2014 99.6  
clive_davis was born in the city brooklyn 882 30-oct-2014 100.0  
microsoft is a company that produces microsoft_windows 880 21-oct-2014 100.0