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 2,337,816 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
contact_the_service_desk is a convention 907 28-feb-2015 100.0  
elder_financial_abuse ia a crime or charge 907 28-feb-2015 98.3  
diablo_valley_college_pleasant_hill is a train station 907 28-feb-2015 99.8  
major_kitchen is a kind of room 907 28-feb-2015 98.2  
marie_louise_elisabeth_vigee_lebrun is a visual artist 907 28-feb-2015 100.0  
peter001 has citizenship in the country portugal 911 09-mar-2015 96.9  
wbai_fm is a radio station in the city new_york 912 17-mar-2015 98.4  
jim is an athlete who injured his/her eyes 910 07-mar-2015 100.0  
breeds refers to more than one pigs 907 28-feb-2015 99.2  
birmingham is a city located in the country usa 912 17-mar-2015 96.9