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 2,517,454 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
australia___new_south_wales___dubbo is a country 931 05-jun-2015 94.1  
education_and_ is a political issue 931 05-jun-2015 91.7  
colorado_state is a sports team 931 05-jun-2015 100.0  
used_bose_speakers is a consumer electronic device 934 25-jun-2015 90.3  
walter_williams is a director 931 05-jun-2015 100.0  
national is a bank in armenia 931 05-jun-2015 100.0  
stephen is a person who was written about in new_york_times 935 27-jun-2015 100.0  
sam_houston represents the region republic 934 25-jun-2015 99.9  
human_powered_data_management occurrs in the room n6115 935 27-jun-2015 100.0  
actor_paul_newman is a person who died at the age of 83 935 27-jun-2015 96.9