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 2,457,339 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
i_m_counting_on_you is a musical album 862 10-aug-2014 100.0  
methanogenium_cariaci is a bacterium 862 10-aug-2014 100.0  
n9_08 is a grand prix event 862 10-aug-2014 100.0  
aurora_sheboygan_memorial_medical_center is a skyscraper 862 10-aug-2014 100.0  
common_palmar_digital_nerve is a kind of brain tissue 862 10-aug-2014 100.0  
wls is a TV station in the city chicago 866 28-aug-2014 100.0  
cadillac is a specific automobile maker dealer in canada 862 10-aug-2014 96.9  
james_goldsmith is a person who has residence in the geopolitical location jalisco 866 28-aug-2014 100.0  
john_d_rockefeller is a politician who holds the office of senator 865 25-aug-2014 99.2  
florida_international_university is a sports team that plays in the league international 866 28-aug-2014 93.8