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
chester_new_hampshire is an island 1111 06-jul-2018 96.3  
tallapoosa_sculpin is a fish 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
inflammation_research_association is a professional organization 1111 06-jul-2018 91.0  
oleta_winery is a winery 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
muskogee_daily_phoenix is a website 1111 06-jul-2018 95.7  
the sports team yankees was the winner of n1998_world_series 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
maria_sharapova is an athlete who beat safina 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0  
jarvis_cocker is a musician who is part of pulp 1111 06-jul-2018 99.8  
james has brother john 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
marlon_byrd coaches the team chicago_cubs 1116 12-sep-2018 99.9