NELL: Never-Ending Language Learning

Read the Web
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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 2,884,351 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
black_house_snake is a reptile 1080 02-dec-2017 99.6  
upemba_national_park is a park 1080 02-dec-2017 100.0  
holloway_estates_park is a monument 1080 02-dec-2017 91.7  
m_poker_strategy is software 1080 02-dec-2017 99.6  
significant_sight_loss is an event outcome 1080 02-dec-2017 99.6  
hcv is a bacteria that causes infections 1081 03-dec-2017 93.0  
apple is a company that produces ipod_mini 1082 05-dec-2017 99.7  
david_shaw is a person also known as david_shaw 1084 07-dec-2017 100.0  
tom_lehman belongs to the religion christian 1085 09-dec-2017 100.0  
palace_theatre is a tourist attraction in the city london 1085 09-dec-2017 100.0