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 2,348,535 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
myrtell_bean is a fruit 863 19-aug-2014 98.2  
pregnancy_outcomes is an event outcome 859 03-aug-2014 94.6  
teresa_anderson is an Asian person 859 03-aug-2014 100.0  
north_fork_bridge_creek is a mountain range 859 03-aug-2014 100.0  
snow_shoe_walking is software used by machine-learning scientists 859 03-aug-2014 99.3  
fine_arts is an academic program at the university state_university 859 03-aug-2014 99.2  
eurostar is a transportation system located in the city paris 864 21-aug-2014 100.0  
the country u_s uses the currency dollars 864 21-aug-2014 100.0  
gatwick is a building located in the city london 864 21-aug-2014 100.0  
bnc_mortgage is a company also known as bnc 860 05-aug-2014 100.0