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 3,814,324 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
baillie_temples is an athlete 1061 31-may-2017 92.5  
changeable_weather is a weather phenomenon 1066 15-jul-2017 90.9  
pete_hautman is a female 1061 31-may-2017 90.2  
hall_ceiling is an item often found in a hallway 1061 31-may-2017 91.7  
great_falls_international is an airport 1061 31-may-2017 98.4  
petco_park is a stadium or event venue located in the city san_diego 1066 15-jul-2017 100.0  
college_street is a street in the city macon 1066 15-jul-2017 98.4  
lowry_park_zoo is an aquarium in the city tampa 1066 15-jul-2017 100.0  
annise_parker is a person who has residence in the state or province texas 1066 15-jul-2017 100.0  
national is a company that has an office in the city florence 1061 31-may-2017 96.9