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 2,432,891 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
unfaithfulness is an ethnic group 860 05-aug-2014 99.9  
mocha_sofa is a kind of furniture 860 05-aug-2014 100.0  
michael_johnson is a writer 860 05-aug-2014 100.0  
english_the_way is a language 860 05-aug-2014 93.6  
salness is a physical characteristic 860 05-aug-2014 99.9  
johnson_farm is a farm in the country united_states 865 25-aug-2014 100.0  
sugarloaf_mountain is a mountain in the state or province florida 865 25-aug-2014 100.0  
charles_gorman was born in the country united_states 865 25-aug-2014 100.0  
philip_knight is the CEO of nike 865 25-aug-2014 100.0  
consolidated_edison001 is a company headquartered in the city new_york_city 865 25-aug-2014 93.8