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
the_hamilton_ravalli_republic is a blog 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
countless_islands can be a part of a landscape 1111 06-jul-2018 99.4  
exchange_requirements is a political issue 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
n240_grain is a grain 1112 24-jul-2018 91.7  
skimpiness is a physical characteristic 1112 24-jul-2018 100.0  
the coach phil_kessel won the trophy or tournament division 1115 03-sep-2018 100.0  
triangle has shape altitudes 1112 24-jul-2018 96.9  
kids is an animal that eats snacks 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
andy_roddick is an athlete who beat williams 1113 15-aug-2018 99.2  
south_bay is a city located in the geopolitical location california 1112 24-jul-2018 97.9