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 2,415,305 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
battle_of_kallo is a military conflict 1103 18-mar-2018 100.0  
clarkston_washington is an island 1103 18-mar-2018 99.5  
bright_crimson_color is a visualizable attribute 1102 22-feb-2018 100.0  
sensing_observations is a perception action 1103 18-mar-2018 100.0  
oat_bran is a grain 1103 18-mar-2018 99.4  
hugo is a person who has residence in the city charleston 1103 18-mar-2018 100.0  
helmsley is a hotel in the city new_york 1107 30-may-2018 99.9  
rich is a person who moved to the state california 1103 18-mar-2018 99.2  
ulfa_terrorists is the attacker in the event n1327689011 1102 22-feb-2018 100.0  
tvr is a specific automobile maker dealer in uk_ 1103 18-mar-2018 100.0