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 2,304,896 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
robert_kennedy is a North American person 851 03-jul-2014 100.0  
penobscot_marine_museum is a zoo 851 03-jul-2014 100.0  
greater_big_footed_mouse is a bird 851 03-jul-2014 100.0  
freedom_first_federal_credit_union is a political party 851 03-jul-2014 100.0  
worth_magazine is a kind of media 851 03-jul-2014 100.0  
cincinnati participated in the event series 853 11-jul-2014 93.8  
wls is a TV station in the city chicago 856 22-jul-2014 100.0  
comments is a profession that is a kind of jobs 854 16-jul-2014 100.0  
tibial_artery arises from popliteal_artery 856 22-jul-2014 100.0  
cingular_wireless has acquired verizon 856 22-jul-2014 93.8