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 2,304,896 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
soya_beans is a vegetable 856 22-jul-2014 95.7  
senior_thermal_engineer is a perception action 851 03-jul-2014 99.9  
dovrefjell_sunndalsfjella_national_park is an aquarium 851 03-jul-2014 100.0  
freelance_photographers is form of visual art 851 03-jul-2014 99.0  
snk_neo_geo_aes is a consumer electronic device 851 03-jul-2014 100.0  
baseball is a sport played in the venue oakland_alameda_county_coliseum 854 16-jul-2014 93.8  
kennedy is a person who graduated from the university harvard_university 853 11-jul-2014 99.8  
the companies the_daily_standard and daily compete with eachother 854 16-jul-2014 93.8  
nv is a sate or province located in the country usa___ 856 22-jul-2014 100.0  
virginia_mason_medical_center is a hospital in the city greater_seattle 856 22-jul-2014 100.0