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
broad_banded_so__water_snake is a reptile 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
saute_pans is an item found in the kitchen 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
grant_isuzu is an automobile manufacturer 1111 06-jul-2018 95.2  
law_suite is a kind of room 1111 06-jul-2018 90.8  
dark_wooden_door is an item often found in a hallway 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
microsoft was responsible for microsoft_surface_pro_3_to_launch_alongside_surface_mini_ 1115 03-sep-2018 100.0  
clark is a person who has attended the school state_university 1114 25-aug-2018 99.2  
blue_note hired alfred_lion 1112 24-jul-2018 100.0  
istanbul_port is a generalization of temple_of_the_reclining_buddha 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0  
jeep is a specific automobile maker dealer in ca 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0