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 2,810,379 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
sale_award is a sport 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
general_sonography is an academic field 1111 06-jul-2018 97.2  
fifth_avenue_place is a skyscraper 1111 06-jul-2018 99.8  
carrying_concealed_weapons is a weapon 1111 06-jul-2018 98.5  
wascana_creek is a river 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
ford is a company that produces ford_mustang 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0  
state_s_department is an organization also known as services 1113 15-aug-2018 99.6  
richmond_flowers died in the state or province alabama 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
chelsea is a person who graduated from the university college 1115 03-sep-2018 98.4  
national is a bank in switzerland_switzerland 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0