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
ohio_caverns is a cave 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
jane_clayson is a female 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
bake_set is an item found in the kitchen 1111 06-jul-2018 99.2  
new_york_university is a school 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
plexiglass_shields is a weapon 1111 06-jul-2018 97.2  
monkeys is an animal that preys on larger_animals 1112 24-jul-2018 100.0  
beer is an agricultural product produced in __america 1116 12-sep-2018 98.4  
oscar_goodman is the leader of the city las_vegas 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
antonio_pierce plays for the team eventual_super_bowl_champion_new_york_giants 1116 12-sep-2018 99.6  
management is an academic program at the university institute 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0