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 2,726,887 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
wall_ovens is an item often found in a bathroom 974 30-jan-2016 91.1  
psp_100 is a video game system 973 26-jan-2016 90.1  
small_gtp_binding_protein_rho is a protein 971 17-jan-2016 99.9  
abbott___northwestern_hospital_inc is a hospital 971 17-jan-2016 99.3  
mark_thomason is a journalist 971 17-jan-2016 100.0  
telephone is often found in private_bathroom 974 30-jan-2016 93.8  
indiana_university is a sports team that plays the sport football 976 08-feb-2016 100.0  
playboy terminated the employment of hugh_hefner 974 30-jan-2016 100.0  
orchestra_hall is a building located in the city chicago 976 08-feb-2016 93.8  
richard_perle belongs to the religion jewish 976 08-feb-2016 100.0