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 2,810,379 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
one_human_study is a research project 1111 06-jul-2018 98.7  
saint_johns_college is a sports team 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
there_is_a_tavern_in_the_town is a song 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
gold_huggie_earrings is a visualizable attribute 1111 06-jul-2018 90.3  
randall_road is a street 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
iberia_airlines is a company headquartered in the city madrid 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
warheads is a type of weapon produced in china 1111 06-jul-2018 99.2  
english_language is the language of the country canada 1116 12-sep-2018 99.2  
boaz is the parent of obed 1112 24-jul-2018 100.0  
wrlh is a TV affiliate of the network fox 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0