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
throne_room_doors is something found in or on buildings 1111 06-jul-2018 98.6  
badlands can be a part of a landscape 1111 06-jul-2018 98.4  
negative_exponential_distribution is a scientific term 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
widespread_fungus is a fungus 1111 06-jul-2018 99.7  
bathtub_freestanding is an item often found in a bathroom 1111 06-jul-2018 99.8  
smith001 is an athlete who injured his/her foot 1115 03-sep-2018 93.8  
crickets is an arthropod as well as insects also is 1114 25-aug-2018 99.9  
spiders is called recluse_spiders 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
rattlesnakes is a synonym for spiders 1111 06-jul-2018 98.4  
the coach vermeil won the trophy or tournament super_bowl 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0