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
pathology_of_the_lymph_nodes is a lymph node 1111 06-jul-2018 99.8  
science__ is a hobby 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
orthogonal_polynomials is a scientific term 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
tainted_wheat is an agricultural product 1111 06-jul-2018 99.5  
leading_horse is an animal 1111 06-jul-2018 95.0  
bush represents the region state001 1116 12-sep-2018 99.6  
william_friedkin directed the movie exorcist 1112 24-jul-2018 93.8  
mcgrady is an athlete who injured his/her back 1115 03-sep-2018 100.0  
nagaland is a state or province located in the geopolitical location india 1115 03-sep-2018 100.0  
betty_grable has spouse james 1116 12-sep-2018 99.6