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 2,427,957 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
business_2_0_magazine is a website 917 12-apr-2015 100.0  
adrian_martin is a male 916 09-apr-2015 93.4  
mercedes_c63_amg_dunlop_performance_by_wimmer_rs is an automobile manufacturer 917 12-apr-2015 95.6  
granny_smith_apples is a fruit 919 17-apr-2015 99.8  
jamie_moyer is a Mexican person 916 09-apr-2015 100.0  
citibank is a bank in the_philippines 917 12-apr-2015 100.0  
soldier_field is the home venue for the sports team bears_29_17 920 20-apr-2015 100.0  
albert_pujols is an athlete coached by tony_la_russa 920 20-apr-2015 100.0  
the home stadium of brian_urlacher is soldier_field 920 20-apr-2015 100.0  
westin_casuarina is a hotel in the city las_vegas 920 20-apr-2015 96.9