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 2,180,254 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
wxpx is a radio station 881 24-oct-2014 100.0  
green_oaks_village_place is a shopping mall 883 02-nov-2014 100.0  
business_loan_guarantees is a physical characteristic 881 24-oct-2014 90.8  
peabody_awards is an award, championship, or tournament trophy 883 02-nov-2014 91.5  
bubble_tea is an agricultural product 883 02-nov-2014 100.0  
motorsport is a sport with fans in the country uk 883 02-nov-2014 100.0  
comiskey is a stadium or event venue located in the city chicago 886 21-nov-2014 99.2  
matt_jones plays in the league nfl 886 21-nov-2014 98.9  
hockey is a sport played in the venue td_banknorth_garden 886 21-nov-2014 100.0  
lsu is a sports team that plays the sport golf 886 21-nov-2014 100.0