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 2,373,888 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
braxton_miller coaches a sports team 1100 02-feb-2018 95.9  
potates is a vegetable 1103 18-mar-2018 100.0  
dring_s_horned_frog is an amphibian 1100 02-feb-2018 91.7  
atlantic_classical_orchestra is a musician 1100 02-feb-2018 94.7  
lucky_babies is a mammal 1100 02-feb-2018 98.4  
eiffel_tower is taller than chrysler_building 1103 18-mar-2018 100.0  
irwin_jacobs works for qualcomm 1100 02-feb-2018 100.0  
insects is an animal that is a kind of animals001 1103 18-mar-2018 100.0  
aranesp is a drug worked on by amgen 1100 02-feb-2018 100.0  
getty_center is a tourist attraction in the city los_angeles_ca 1105 31-mar-2018 93.8