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
contracts_food is a food 1111 06-jul-2018 98.1  
professional_graphic_artist is a job position 1111 06-jul-2018 95.2  
droopingness is an emotion 1111 06-jul-2018 95.4  
rural_magazines is a kind of media 1111 06-jul-2018 99.1  
mick_burrows is an Australian person 1111 06-jul-2018 98.6  
dodgers is a sports team that plays the sport baseball 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
joel_achenbach is a journalist that writes for the publication washington 1113 15-aug-2018 99.8  
terrell_owens plays the athletic team position wide_receiver 1113 15-aug-2018 100.0  
alex_band was born in the city los_angeles_ca 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
rays is a type of animals 1113 15-aug-2018 100.0