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
el_pepino_treefrog is an amphibian 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
vava_u_group is a geopolitical entity that is an organization 1111 06-jul-2018 94.8  
damp_paper_towel is an item often found in a bathroom 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
generic_evista is a drug 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
the_percussion_quartet is a musical artist 1111 06-jul-2018 97.0  
steve_bruce is a person who has residence in the state or province california 1115 03-sep-2018 100.0  
stanford is a sports team that plays against usc 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
veba_ag is a shareholder in the company hapag_lloyd 1115 03-sep-2018 100.0  
kkbt is headquartered in the city los_angeles_ca 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
tecumseh has brother tenskwatawa 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0