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 2,823,264 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
grand_theft_auto__london_1969 is a video game 997 01-jun-2016 98.0  
wtci_tv is a TV station 997 01-jun-2016 100.0  
great_tailed_triok is a mammal 997 01-jun-2016 95.8  
turkey___mersin is a country 997 01-jun-2016 91.6  
fortune_farming is a farm 1000 13-jun-2016 91.4  
lotus is a specific automobile maker dealer in usa 1001 28-jun-2016 100.0  
the country venezuela uses the currency dollars 1001 28-jun-2016 100.0  
skin is an agricultural product that atracts parasitic_mites 997 01-jun-2016 93.8  
shower is often found in suite_bath 997 01-jun-2016 93.8  
kaza is a company headquartered in the city los_angeles_county 1001 28-jun-2016 100.0