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 2,840,415 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
isuzu_nps is a kind of vehicle 1003 06-jul-2016 91.7  
use_contact_information is american 1003 06-jul-2016 100.0  
rates_cards is an office supply 1003 06-jul-2016 99.7  
probing is a physical action 1007 24-jul-2016 98.8  
china_living_room_chair is a kind of furniture 1004 11-jul-2016 90.4  
international_monetary_fund is an organization created at the date n1944 1004 11-jul-2016 100.0  
black_widows is called spiders 1007 24-jul-2016 100.0  
tea is an agricultural product produced in china 1003 06-jul-2016 100.0  
cash_warren has wife jessica_alba 1007 24-jul-2016 100.0  
albert002 was born in london_city 1007 24-jul-2016 100.0