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 2,810,379 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.

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instance iteration date learned confidence
probate_court_judge is a part of the government 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
secondsightedness is an emotion 1111 06-jul-2018 98.0  
early_picture is form of visual art 1111 06-jul-2018 96.5  
macomb_community_college_center is a train station 1111 06-jul-2018 99.4  
public_eye_magazine is a publication 1111 06-jul-2018 91.4  
world_series is a awardtrophytournament that was awarded in stadiumoreventvenue fenway_park 1115 03-sep-2018 100.0  
beijing is the home city of the sports team tsinghua_university 1116 12-sep-2018 99.2  
lester_b__pearson_international is an airport in the city toronto 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
southampton_airport is a generalization of temple_of_the_reclining_buddha 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0  
asylum terminated the employment of david_geffen 1112 24-jul-2018 100.0