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 2,427,957 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
tallahassee_museum_of_natural_history is an aquarium 919 17-apr-2015 92.3  
holub_s_golden_weaver is a bird 919 17-apr-2015 100.0  
billy_wagner is american 916 09-apr-2015 100.0  
nj_turnpike___vince_lombardi_travel_plaza is a shopping mall 917 12-apr-2015 94.9  
solomon_islands_skink is a reptile 917 12-apr-2015 99.9  
liu was born in the city york 920 20-apr-2015 93.8  
english is a language used in the university columbia_university 916 09-apr-2015 100.0  
apple terminated the employment of jobs 920 20-apr-2015 100.0  
the home stadium of gerald_green is td_banknorth_garden 920 20-apr-2015 100.0  
fannie_mae_and_freddie_mac is a company in the economic sector of mortgage 917 12-apr-2015 99.8