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
movie_ken_park is a movie 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
mahalapye is a city 1111 06-jul-2018 99.8  
ribeye_recipes is a recipe 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
christmas_trees is a plant 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
abdul_aziz_al_hakim is a terrorist organization 1111 06-jul-2018 99.2  
potsdamer_platz_arkaden is a shopping mall in the city berlin 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
the_tennessee_aquarium is an aquarium in the city chattanooga 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
canoeing is a sport taught in the country __america 1116 12-sep-2018 99.2  
willie_aames was born in the city los_angeles_ca 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
democratic_national_committee hired white 1113 15-aug-2018 98.4