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 2,265,554 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
naia_national_championship is an award, championship, or tournament trophy 892 30-dec-2014 99.8  
john_c__mcginley is a fashion model 892 30-dec-2014 100.0  
coo_clocks is an item found on a wall 892 30-dec-2014 97.9  
the_ashland_daily_tidings is a blog 892 30-dec-2014 100.0  
n91_26 is a performance metric used by machine-learning scientists 892 30-dec-2014 100.0  
pulmonary_artery is a subpart of the body within side 893 02-jan-2015 100.0  
the sports team york_university was the winner of n1922_world_series 896 24-jan-2015 99.8  
ford makes the automobile mustang 896 24-jan-2015 100.0  
bus is a transportation system located in the city new_york 896 24-jan-2015 100.0  
thomas_keneally wrote the book schindler_s_list 892 30-dec-2014 96.9