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 2,473,056 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
sand_branch is a river 923 08-may-2015 94.0  
scott_mcnealy is a criminal 923 08-may-2015 99.9  
thomas_burke is a European person 923 08-may-2015 100.0  
n39th_election is an election 925 17-may-2015 90.6  
katrina_hodiak is a female 923 08-may-2015 98.5  
cocoa is an agricultural product produced in mexico 928 28-may-2015 100.0  
wjz is a radio station in the city new_york 928 28-may-2015 100.0  
the home stadium of eli_marrero is giants_stadium 928 28-may-2015 100.0  
berlin_berlin is the capital city of the country germany 928 28-may-2015 93.8  
iraq is a country located in the geopolitical location states 923 08-may-2015 100.0