NELL: Never-Ending Language Learning

Read the Web
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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 2,778,221 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.

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instance iteration date learned confidence
slider_windows is something found in or on buildings 986 27-mar-2016 93.5  
wedgetail_eagles is a bird 986 27-mar-2016 99.8  
guitar_keyboard is a musical instrument 986 27-mar-2016 94.5  
parkview_ave is a street 986 27-mar-2016 99.5  
simmering_process is a non-disease physiological condition 991 27-apr-2016 96.8  
questions is a profession that is a kind of service 991 27-apr-2016 100.0  
system002 is a subpart of the body within brains 986 27-mar-2016 96.9  
luxembourg_gardens is a park in the city paris 991 27-apr-2016 100.0  
restaurant_globe is a restaurant in the city montreal 991 27-apr-2016 100.0  
the_mayfair_hotel is a hotel in the city los_angeles_county 991 27-apr-2016 100.0