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 2,830,584 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
half_square_triangle is a geometric shape 1001 28-jun-2016 99.6  
love_songs_for_joseph___ep is a musical album 1003 06-jul-2016 91.4  
n2004_european_championships is an award, championship, or tournament trophy 1003 06-jul-2016 100.0  
usa_software is a tool 1001 28-jun-2016 98.8  
darley_road is a street 1001 28-jun-2016 99.4  
n60 is the number of people injured in the event n1327689011 1006 18-jul-2016 100.0  
marie_antoinette has been charged with treason 1006 18-jul-2016 93.8  
german_language is a language taught in language schools in the city capital 1006 18-jul-2016 100.0  
the companies aol and google compete with eachother 1003 06-jul-2016 100.0  
armando_galarraga is an athlete that flied out to position center 1004 11-jul-2016 100.0