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 2,312,258 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
holy_wars is a socio-political term 905 22-feb-2015 92.1  
david_johnson is an athlete 904 20-feb-2015 100.0  
daily_southtown is a political blog 904 20-feb-2015 100.0  
national_cancer_registrar_s_association is a professional organization 904 20-feb-2015 99.6  
week_new_year is a monarch 904 20-feb-2015 97.0  
state_university is a sports team also known as middle_tennessee_state_university 908 02-mar-2015 93.8  
hsbc is a bank that bought orchard_bank 908 02-mar-2015 100.0  
mixture can be served with white_chocolate 908 02-mar-2015 93.8  
golf is a sport with fans in the country spain 904 20-feb-2015 100.0  
lloyds is a bank in england 905 22-feb-2015 96.9