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 2,517,454 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
monarch_resort is a place to ski 931 05-jun-2015 91.4  
bimanese is an ethnic group 932 07-jun-2015 92.9  
carol_leifer is a commedian 931 05-jun-2015 100.0  
john_cook is a U.S. politician 931 05-jun-2015 100.0  
n3006_396816450newington_town is a geopolitical entity that is a location 931 05-jun-2015 97.6  
pharaoh and aaron are family members 935 27-jun-2015 96.9  
hawks is a sports team also known as chicago_bulls 934 25-jun-2015 93.8  
theater is an academic program at the university state_university 934 25-jun-2015 93.8  
guo_jingjing is a person who has residence in the geopolitical location china 932 07-jun-2015 100.0  
john wrote the book gospel 931 05-jun-2015 100.0