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
rhode_island_state is a state or a province 1111 06-jul-2018 98.1  
ray_danton is a North American person 1111 06-jul-2018 91.4  
dicarlo_winery is a winery 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
n1_1_2_inch_squares is a geometric shape 1111 06-jul-2018 97.5  
ngo_committee is a political organization that is not part of the government 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
venus_williams is an athlete who beat kim_clijsters 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0  
adam_liptak works for new_york_times 1112 24-jul-2018 99.6  
dry_bean is related to india 1115 03-sep-2018 100.0  
tom_brady is an athlete that flied out to position center 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
lisbon is the capital city of the country portugal 1116 12-sep-2018 96.9