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
noisy_cave is a cave 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
permanent_revolution is a socio-political term 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
united_kingdom___berkshire is a country 1111 06-jul-2018 96.9  
susan_ducey is a U.S. politician 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
inferior_vein_of_choroid_plexus is a vein 1111 06-jul-2018 96.6  
west_virginia hired huggins 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
james_wood held the position of critic 1115 03-sep-2018 100.0  
larger_animals is an animal that is a kind of monkeys 1112 24-jul-2018 100.0  
eve is the mother of sin 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0  
matt_cain plays in the league nfl 1116 12-sep-2018 94.8