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
d_agostini_winery is a winery 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
technical_requirements is a political issue 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
sides_computer is an item found on a table 1111 06-jul-2018 99.7  
james_parrott is a director 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
black_banded_snapper is a fish 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
obama is a politician who holds the office of potus 1115 03-sep-2018 99.9  
facilities is a subpart of water_supplies 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
alexander_ii has citizenship in the country russia 1113 15-aug-2018 93.8  
black_pepper is an agricultural product that is usually cooked with pepper 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0  
adventures is a generalization of mountain_biking 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0