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
central_georgia_technical_college_milledgeville is a train station 1111 06-jul-2018 99.7  
santa_rita_farms is a farm 1111 06-jul-2018 99.8  
oblique_externus_abdominis is a muscle 1112 24-jul-2018 99.3  
all_i_want_for_christmas is a song 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
magnificent_master_bathroom is a kind of room 1111 06-jul-2018 99.4  
east_village is a park in the city nueva_york 1116 12-sep-2018 96.9  
john_kerry is a U.S. politician endorsed by the U.S. politician biden 1112 24-jul-2018 96.4  
the companies new_york and herald compete with eachother 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
japanese is spoken in the city tokyo 1113 15-aug-2018 100.0  
atorvastatin is a drug worked on by pfizer 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0