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.

Recently-Learned Facts Follow NELL on Twitter

instance iteration date learned confidence
detroit_zoo_and_bell_isle_nature_zoo is a zoo 1111 06-jul-2018 99.8  
canadian_bar_review is a publication 1111 06-jul-2018 91.1  
joint_secretary is a kind of office held by a politician 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
two_verizon is a parlour game 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
to_the_masseter_muscle is a muscle 1111 06-jul-2018 99.4  
the sports leage ncaa uses the venue jordan_hare_stadium 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
jurisprudence is an academic program at the university college 1112 24-jul-2018 100.0  
bill_clinton is a politician who holds the office of former_assistant_secretary 1115 03-sep-2018 93.8  
arantxa_sanchez_vicario is an athlete who beat monica_seles 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
nationwide is a company in the economic sector of insurance 1114 25-aug-2018 99.1