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 2,168,758 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
california_institute_of_technology is a school 832 20-apr-2014 99.2  
democratic_union_of_ashkalis is a political party 829 10-apr-2014 90.3  
paul_mrokzka is a director 827 02-apr-2014 99.5  
yorkville_college is a train station 830 14-apr-2014 94.6  
high_wood is a nut 832 20-apr-2014 92.3  
the country virgin_islands uses the currency dollars 832 20-apr-2014 100.0  
tree is an agricultural product grown in rainforest 829 10-apr-2014 98.4  
crayfish is a type of crustaceans 827 02-apr-2014 100.0  
bob_herbert is a person who belongs to the organization times 827 02-apr-2014 100.0  
pork is an agricultural product coming from pigs 832 20-apr-2014 99.8