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 2,153,011 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
n2_p_m__tuesday is a TV show 866 28-aug-2014 96.3  
n5___gst is a sports race 869 05-sep-2014 98.5  
n08_00_24_00 is a performance metric used by machine-learning scientists 866 28-aug-2014 100.0  
stainless_steel_tableware is an item found in the kitchen 871 14-sep-2014 100.0  
bryan_robson is an athlete 866 28-aug-2014 99.3  
eric_wedge coaches the team cleveland_indians 871 14-sep-2014 100.0  
jayson_stark is a journalist that writes for the publication espn 866 28-aug-2014 99.6  
leningrad is a city also known as st___petersburg 869 05-sep-2014 99.2  
states is a state or province located in the geopolitical location ireland 869 05-sep-2014 100.0  
nigeria is a country located in the geopolitical location africa 868 02-sep-2014 100.0