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 2,726,887 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
dissected_artery is an artery 974 30-jan-2016 99.1  
amit_b_sharma is an African person 971 17-jan-2016 95.4  
peter_murphy ia a celebrity 971 17-jan-2016 99.9  
steel_handrail is a building material 976 08-feb-2016 91.2  
glass_lizards_and_alligator_lizards is an amphibian 971 17-jan-2016 90.4  
wjz_tv is a TV station in the city baltimore 976 08-feb-2016 96.9  
columbia is a city also known as kelowna 973 26-jan-2016 100.0  
sofa is often found in family 976 08-feb-2016 100.0  
spanish is a language used in the university new_york_university 974 30-jan-2016 100.0  
mute terminated the employment of daniel_miller 973 26-jan-2016 100.0