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 2,180,254 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
greg_magnus is a judge 881 24-oct-2014 91.8  
joining is a physical action 883 02-nov-2014 97.5  
james_dean is a U.S. politician 883 02-nov-2014 100.0  
coconut_shrimp is a visualizable thing 883 02-nov-2014 100.0  
argiope_amoena is an arachnid 883 02-nov-2014 100.0  
williams plays the athletic team position center 883 02-nov-2014 99.9  
shower_facilities is often found in rooms 881 24-oct-2014 93.8  
the_times is a company in the economic sector of media 881 24-oct-2014 93.8  
dome is an attraction made of brass 886 21-nov-2014 100.0  
jonathan is a person who was written about in the_new_republic 886 21-nov-2014 93.8