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 2,639,039 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
edmund_white is a writer 955 20-oct-2015 99.8  
center_gain is a sports team position 955 20-oct-2015 97.8  
jean_luc_godard is an architect 955 20-oct-2015 100.0  
syrups is a food 955 20-oct-2015 98.9  
excisional_biopsy_of_pericardium is a medical procedure 955 20-oct-2015 96.3  
arlington_national_cemetery is an attraction that will be fall in city arlington 960 23-nov-2015 100.0  
state_university is an organization also known as iowa_state 959 07-nov-2015 98.4  
chicken001 is an animal that eats eggplant 955 20-oct-2015 100.0  
leonardo_boff has citizenship in the country brazil 955 20-oct-2015 100.0  
first_bank is a bank that bought standard_chartered_bank 960 23-nov-2015 100.0