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 2,151,091 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
film_engineering is a perception action 878 16-oct-2014 93.5  
forest_mushrooms is a visualizable object 877 10-oct-2014 90.1  
nationwide_building_society is a bank 877 10-oct-2014 100.0  
craft_roll_up_doors is something found in or on buildings 877 10-oct-2014 90.4  
web_site_designers is a profession 880 21-oct-2014 93.0  
mitsubishi makes the automobile lancer 878 16-oct-2014 100.0  
missouri is a state or province located in the geopolitical location the_us 880 21-oct-2014 100.0  
music_education is an academic program at the university northwestern_university 878 16-oct-2014 93.8  
lobsters is a type of crustaceans 880 21-oct-2014 100.0  
jim_gibbons is a U.S. politician who is a member of the political group house 880 21-oct-2014 100.0