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
fair_elections is an election 1111 06-jul-2018 98.0  
trofeo_zs_di is a sports race 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
comment_thursday_night is software used by machine-learning scientists 1111 06-jul-2018 99.7  
halifax_shopping_centre is a shopping mall 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
vidya_balan is an actor 1111 06-jul-2018 97.8  
easyjet is a company that has an office in the city venice 1112 24-jul-2018 93.8  
marc_anthony and jennifer_lopez are family members 1111 06-jul-2018 98.4  
ayers_rock is a building located in the city sydney 1116 12-sep-2018 96.9  
usa is a country also known as yugoslav_federation 1111 06-jul-2018 93.8  
mount_whitney is a mountain in the state or province california 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0