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 2,918,149 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
pepper_garlic is an agricultural product 1025 04-nov-2016 93.9  
worthersee is a lake 1025 04-nov-2016 91.1  
northern_hills is a mountain range 1025 04-nov-2016 100.0  
pyloric_canal is a nerve 1030 09-dec-2016 90.9  
very_own_home is a shopping mall 1025 04-nov-2016 100.0  
wuhf_tv is a TV affiliate of the network fox_interactive_media 1030 09-dec-2016 93.8  
mccain is a person born on the date n1936 1030 09-dec-2016 100.0  
logs has shape form 1025 04-nov-2016 93.8  
kyle_calder and kevin_martin are teammates 1030 09-dec-2016 100.0  
heathrow is a generalization of temple_of_the_reclining_buddha 1028 28-nov-2016 100.0