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 2,337,816 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
jewelry_brochure is a personal care product 907 28-feb-2015 98.1  
early_leather_football_helmets is sports equipment 911 09-mar-2015 91.1  
faint_stars is a geometric shape 911 09-mar-2015 92.6  
chris_turner is a Mexican person 907 28-feb-2015 100.0  
ectodermal_dysplasia_adrenal_cyst is a disease 907 28-feb-2015 100.0  
detroit is the home city of the sports team wayne_state 912 17-mar-2015 100.0  
engineering is an academic program at the university harvard 908 02-mar-2015 96.9  
football_players is a generalization of alex_smith 910 07-mar-2015 100.0  
at_t has acquired bellsouth 911 09-mar-2015 100.0  
pacific_bell_park is a stadium or event venue located in the city san_francisco 912 17-mar-2015 99.6