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
protein_kinase_c_theta is a protein 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
biological_basis_of_behavior is an academic field 1111 06-jul-2018 94.2  
patrick_alessandrin is a director 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
opel_manta_2_0_gte_coupe is a kind of vehicle 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
dorado_fishing is a sport 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
detroit_news is related to www_detroitnews_com 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0  
crabs is a type of crustaceans 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0  
zacarias_moussaoui belongs to the ethnic group french 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
pork_jowl is related to pig 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0  
state_university is a sports team also known as usc 1111 06-jul-2018 93.8