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 4,010,713 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
nuri_dialect is a language 1075 04-sep-2017 96.7  
louisiana_girls is a victim 1075 04-sep-2017 90.5  
slender_frog is an amphibian 1076 09-sep-2017 92.0  
opening_presents is a physical action 1075 04-sep-2017 90.6  
william_hastings is a fashion model 1075 04-sep-2017 94.0  
idaho is a sate or province located in the country uk_ 1079 28-sep-2017 100.0  
ball_state_university is a sports team that plays the sport football 1079 28-sep-2017 99.2  
moses is the father of david_ortiz 1079 28-sep-2017 92.1  
washington_d_c_ is a city also known as georgetown 1078 23-sep-2017 100.0  
ocean_journey is an aquarium in the city denver 1079 28-sep-2017 100.0