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 2,810,379 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
laguna_journal is a blog 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
clemson_south_carolina is a beach 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
isobel_griffiths is a chef 1111 06-jul-2018 99.2  
wet_room is a kind of room 1111 06-jul-2018 99.7  
gordon_g__lewis is a male 1111 06-jul-2018 99.5  
providence_health_system is a hospital in the city seattle 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
law is an academic program at the university washington_university_law_school 1114 25-aug-2018 93.8  
south_america is a synonym for republic 1111 06-jul-2018 98.4  
percy_sledge is a musician in the genre soul 1113 15-aug-2018 93.8  
weapons is a type of weapon produced in russia_federation 1113 15-aug-2018 93.8