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 2,155,106 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
finn_jensen is an author in the scientific field of machine learning 877 10-oct-2014 91.3  
nursing_applicants is a profession 878 16-oct-2014 90.7  
home_investment is an economic sector 881 24-oct-2014 99.8  
distribution_engineering is an area of study within the field of machine learning 878 16-oct-2014 100.0  
stafford_texas is a beach 877 10-oct-2014 96.6  
kuala_lumpur is the capital city of the country malaysia 881 24-oct-2014 100.0  
luol_deng is an athlete who led bulls 881 24-oct-2014 100.0  
us is a synonym for america 880 21-oct-2014 100.0  
hotels_com is a company in the economic sector of travel 878 16-oct-2014 93.8  
advocate_illinois_masonic_medical_center is a hospital in the city chicago 881 24-oct-2014 98.4