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 3,459,861 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
season_salt is a condiment 1046 02-apr-2017 98.8  
style_rock is a genre of music 1046 02-apr-2017 95.5  
museums_libraries is a part of the government 1046 02-apr-2017 94.3  
us_mother is a monarch 1046 02-apr-2017 94.3  
practitioner_candidates is a kind of office held by a politician 1048 13-apr-2017 97.6  
village is a generalization of temple_of_the_reclining_buddha 1048 13-apr-2017 100.0  
apples is an agricultural product produced in america 1048 13-apr-2017 95.7  
bears is headquartered in the state or province new_york 1051 22-apr-2017 96.9  
chicken eat fresh_basil 1048 13-apr-2017 93.8  
law and jesus are family members 1049 16-apr-2017 93.8