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
star_wars__battlefront_2 is software 1112 24-jul-2018 100.0  
holdem_pokergame_sites is a cardgame 1111 06-jul-2018 99.8  
pork_breast is a type of meat 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
april_30 is a time 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
frankie_hayes is a U.S. politician 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
naomi_klein wrote the book guardian 1113 15-aug-2018 96.9  
waikiki_aquarium is an aquarium in the city honolulu 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
common_carotid_artery arises from innominate_artery 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
baseball is a sport played in the venue shea_stadium 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
liverpool_john_moores_university is a sports team that won the european_cup 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0