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
scarborough_state_beach is a trail 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
los_principales_buscadores is a currency 1111 06-jul-2018 99.8  
n11_28_14 is a term used by physicists 1111 06-jul-2018 92.9  
infectious_viral_infection is a virus 1111 06-jul-2018 99.8  
small_awareness is a character trait 1111 06-jul-2018 99.3  
ivan_lendl is an athlete who beat john_mcenroe 1115 03-sep-2018 100.0  
n11 is the number of people that died in the event n1999_bourbonnais__illinois__train_accident 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
porno_para_ricardo is a musician in the genre punk 1112 24-jul-2018 93.8  
andrew_luck is an athlete that played for the team of school stanford 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
irondequoit_bay is a lake in the state or province ontario 1116 12-sep-2018 99.9