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
america_awards is an award, championship, or tournament trophy 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
battle_of_adwalton is a military conflict 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
streptomyces_asterosporus is a bacterium 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
americana_inn_new_york_city is a tourist attraction 1111 06-jul-2018 94.6  
u_s__district_judge_william_m__skretny is a part of the government 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
peppers is an agricultural product produced in __america 1116 12-sep-2018 99.2  
ford is a company that produces escort 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0  
bill is a U.S. politician who holds the office of chairman 1112 24-jul-2018 96.9  
windsurfing is a sport with fans in the country __america 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
house hired state 1111 06-jul-2018 99.6