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 2,587,984 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
color_deficiency is a disease 1107 30-may-2018 92.5  
lake_villa_illinois is a beach 1107 30-may-2018 100.0  
john_llewellyn_rhys_prize is a film festival 1107 30-may-2018 100.0  
thin_problem is a cognitive action 1107 30-may-2018 90.5  
tehuantepec_hooknose_snake is a reptile 1107 30-may-2018 100.0  
the coach brian_gionta won the trophy or tournament stanley_cup 1107 30-may-2018 100.0  
kyoto_aquarium is an aquarium in the city los_angeles_ca 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
tour is an organization dissolved at the date september 1107 30-may-2018 100.0  
john is a U.S. politician who holds the office of governor 1107 30-may-2018 93.8  
action participated in the event series 1107 30-may-2018 100.0