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 2,726,887 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.

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instance iteration date learned confidence
olympics_games is an instance of the olympics 973 26-jan-2016 100.0  
idaho_society is a non-profit organization 971 17-jan-2016 98.0  
richard_doughty is a scientist 971 17-jan-2016 99.9  
flower_mound_tx is a beach 973 26-jan-2016 98.2  
the_humanoids is a musical artist 971 17-jan-2016 97.6  
theodore_roosevelt is a politician who holds the office of president 976 08-feb-2016 100.0  
maria_sharapova is an athlete who wins wimbledon 971 17-jan-2016 100.0  
bentley is a specific automobile maker dealer in uk 973 26-jan-2016 98.4  
philip_roth contributed to the creative work portnoy_s_complaint 973 26-jan-2016 100.0  
the home stadium of ronny_cedeno is wrigley_field 976 08-feb-2016 100.0