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 2,923,393 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
diecast_aluminium is a building material 1094 02-jan-2018 94.4  
southwestern_college is a university 1093 31-dec-2017 100.0  
em_poker_software is a sporting event 1093 31-dec-2017 100.0  
creative_fund is a character trait 1094 02-jan-2018 98.5  
pull_out_couch is a kind of furniture 1093 31-dec-2017 99.5  
louis_b__mayer001 works for mgm_mirage 1093 31-dec-2017 100.0  
richard_nixon is a person who belongs to the organization house 1093 31-dec-2017 100.0  
washington___d___c__ is a city also known as d_c_ 1098 22-jan-2018 100.0  
harrisburg is the capital city of the state or province pennsylvania 1098 22-jan-2018 99.9  
dogs is an animal that preys on dog 1094 02-jan-2018 100.0