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
unique_australian is an ethnic group 1111 06-jul-2018 97.7  
waubascon_creek is a lake 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
centro_social_san_p_del_parana is a South American person 1111 06-jul-2018 91.7  
vintage_images is form of visual art 1111 06-jul-2018 98.3  
krwg_tv is a TV station 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
epam_systems is an organization known by the acronym e_systems 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
beds is often found in casita 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
paul_thomas_anderson directed the movie magnolia 1116 12-sep-2018 96.9  
chevrolet is a specific automobile maker dealer in arizona 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0  
author_j_k__rowling wrote the book harry_potter 1112 24-jul-2018 93.8