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 3,551,088 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
trang_ho is a CEO 1054 02-may-2017 91.6  
shauna_robertson ia a celebrity 1054 02-may-2017 100.0  
essential_acid is a video game 1054 02-may-2017 93.4  
s_i_t_towers is a skyscraper 1054 02-may-2017 92.3  
lena_bean is a legume 1057 15-may-2017 90.8  
eggs is an agricultural product coming from pollinators 1058 19-may-2017 93.8  
guangzhou is the capital city of the state or province guangdong 1059 23-may-2017 93.8  
national is a company that has an office in the city wilmington 1055 05-may-2017 99.2  
richmond is a city located in the state or province indiana 1059 23-may-2017 100.0  
dickerson_park_zoo is an aquarium in the city springfield 1059 23-may-2017 100.0