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
wassenaar_wildlife_breeding_centre is a zoo 1111 06-jul-2018 99.8  
f_s is a geopolitical entity that is a location 1111 06-jul-2018 96.3  
town_accountant is a job position 1111 06-jul-2018 95.1  
climate_change_head is a physical action 1112 24-jul-2018 91.7  
blood_vessel_ruptures is a part of the body 1111 06-jul-2018 95.4  
magic is a sports team that plays against knicks 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
new_orleans is the home city of the sports team loyola_university_new_orleans_wolfpack 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
musikverein is a stadium or event venue located in the city vienna 1116 12-sep-2018 98.4  
pleasant_hill_road is a street in the city duluth 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
ticks is called insects 1116 12-sep-2018 96.9