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 2,639,039 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
first_olympic_games is an instance of the olympics 959 07-nov-2015 100.0  
the_jubilee_album_20_magic_years is a musical album 955 20-oct-2015 92.1  
congenital_longitudinal_deficiency_of_the_fibula is a physiological condition 955 20-oct-2015 99.7  
maxus_volkswagen_vw_swb_transporter_t5 is an automobile manufacturer 955 20-oct-2015 97.0  
james_gallagher is a CEO 955 20-oct-2015 96.3  
san_diego_padres participated in the event games 955 20-oct-2015 100.0  
wjrt_tv is a TV affiliate of the network abc 960 23-nov-2015 100.0  
dave_bing is a person who has residence in the geopolitical location detroit 960 23-nov-2015 100.0  
john_carpenter contributed to the creative work halloween 956 23-oct-2015 99.6  
rugby is a sport with fans in the country australia 958 03-nov-2015 100.0