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 2,810,379 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
grain_mite is an invertebrate 1111 06-jul-2018 94.8  
tudlik is a visual artist 1111 06-jul-2018 92.9  
monterey_vineyard is a winery 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
lamp_table is an item often found in a bedroom 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
clifton_springs_hospital is a hospital 1111 06-jul-2018 96.2  
tedy_bruschi is an athlete who led new_england_patriots 1116 12-sep-2018 93.8  
red_wings participated in the event finals 1113 15-aug-2018 98.4  
states is a state or province located in the geopolitical location baja_california 1112 24-jul-2018 93.8  
carl_weathers is related to carl_weathers 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
sandisk_corporation is a company that has an office in the city san_jose 1112 24-jul-2018 93.8