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 2,169,265 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
c_te_de_beaune is a wine 886 21-nov-2014 99.4  
yellow_gold_pear is a visualizable attribute 886 21-nov-2014 98.1  
kharg is an island 886 21-nov-2014 92.9  
literacy_education is a political issue 886 21-nov-2014 99.7  
are_mushrooms_healthy is a fungus 886 21-nov-2014 94.1  
white is a person who has age 1 891 18-dec-2014 99.9  
south_farm is a farm in the country united_states 891 18-dec-2014 100.0  
sidney_crosby is an athlete who injured his/her ankle 889 07-dec-2014 100.0  
king_street is a street in the city charleston 891 18-dec-2014 100.0  
pope was born in milan 891 18-dec-2014 100.0