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 2,136,119 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
sensory_organs is a part of the body 826 29-mar-2014 99.9  
oversupplies is an emotion 830 14-apr-2014 92.9  
table_a_1 is an item found on the floor 826 29-mar-2014 98.6  
book_software is a kind of media 830 14-apr-2014 90.5  
ca__1946 is a date 826 29-mar-2014 90.6  
kxva is a TV affiliate of the network fox_station 831 16-apr-2014 100.0  
jimmy_carter represents the region u_s_ 829 10-apr-2014 100.0  
shoes is a product produced in china_china 829 10-apr-2014 100.0  
larry_ellison is a person who belongs to the organization oracle 827 02-apr-2014 100.0  
new_york_city is the home city of the sports team american_musical_and_dramatic_academy 831 16-apr-2014 93.8