NELL: Never-Ending Language Learning

Read the Web
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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 2,602,852 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.

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instance iteration date learned confidence
park_street_place is a street 949 22-sep-2015 99.9  
experience_life_magazine is a magazine 949 22-sep-2015 100.0  
gas_rifles is a weapon 950 26-sep-2015 100.0  
michelle_williams is a commedian 949 22-sep-2015 100.0  
roquefort_dressing is a condiment 949 22-sep-2015 99.9  
jeff_zucker is the CEO of nbc 953 09-oct-2015 100.0  
body is a subpart of the body within cord001 949 22-sep-2015 100.0  
place is taller than people_ 953 09-oct-2015 93.8  
four is the number of people that died in the event crash_that_killed_5_men_on_i_275_still_under_investigation 953 09-oct-2015 100.0  
common_carotid arises from brachiocephalic_trunk 953 09-oct-2015 100.0