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 2,168,758 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
www_judyparker_org is a machine-learning conference 827 02-apr-2014 91.3  
sneffels is a mountain 830 14-apr-2014 92.5  
school_cheerleaders is a character trait 827 02-apr-2014 92.5  
james_hannigan is an African person 827 02-apr-2014 95.9  
northfork is a city 827 02-apr-2014 96.7  
james_brown is a person who died at the age of 73 832 20-apr-2014 93.8  
engineering is an academic program at the university texas_a_m 829 10-apr-2014 96.9  
burros is an animal that is a kind of animals 829 10-apr-2014 99.2  
rainbow is a musician in the genre rock 832 20-apr-2014 93.8  
il_12 is a drug worked on by hoffman_laroche 830 14-apr-2014 100.0