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 2,168,758 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
st_jean_beach is a beach 829 10-apr-2014 99.8  
line_crafts is a geometric shape 829 10-apr-2014 90.5  
clarks_hill_reservoir is a lake 829 10-apr-2014 99.5  
m898_motorway is a highway 827 02-apr-2014 94.8  
joan_hickson ia a celebrity 827 02-apr-2014 100.0  
nassau_coliseum is the home venue for the sports team new_york_islanders 832 20-apr-2014 99.2  
john is a person who was written about in the_nation001 829 10-apr-2014 96.9  
donovan_mcnabb plays the athletic team position player 829 10-apr-2014 100.0  
products is a generalization of pork 832 20-apr-2014 100.0  
auckland is a city located in the geopolitical location new_zealand 832 20-apr-2014 100.0