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 2,136,119 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
mega_warheads_sour_liquid_double_drops is a kind of candy 830 14-apr-2014 92.8  
the_st__johns_review is a political blog 826 29-mar-2014 93.4  
photographers_view is form of visual art 826 29-mar-2014 93.4  
full_minnesota_twins is something 830 14-apr-2014 93.8  
alpina_b6 is a model of automobile 826 29-mar-2014 98.8  
clint_barmes is an athlete who led colorado_rockies 831 16-apr-2014 96.9  
engineering is an academic program at the university princeton 829 10-apr-2014 98.4  
the sports leage nfl uses the venue raymond_james_stadium 830 14-apr-2014 99.6  
wfmt is a radio station in the city chicago 831 16-apr-2014 96.9  
tiki_barber plays for the team new_orleans_saints 831 16-apr-2014 98.4