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 3,109,311 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
senior_level_software_engineer is a perception action 1097 20-jan-2018 98.5  
shower_tray is an item often found in a bathroom 1097 20-jan-2018 90.8  
new_york_fringe_festival is a music festival 1097 20-jan-2018 98.4  
well_greased_bowl is an item found in the kitchen 1097 20-jan-2018 92.4  
marco_gonzaez is a commedian 1097 20-jan-2018 94.3  
wwf terminated the employment of vince_mcmahon 1097 20-jan-2018 100.0  
babies is an animal that is a kind of creatures 1097 20-jan-2018 91.4  
greg_buchanan has spouse gordon 1102 15-feb-2018 100.0  
paul_bako is an athlete that flied out to position center 1099 29-jan-2018 100.0  
guns is a type of weapon produced in u_s_ 1100 02-feb-2018 100.0