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 3,059,065 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
jeremy_hansen is an astronaut 1034 05-jan-2017 100.0  
thapsigargin is a chemical 1034 05-jan-2017 98.2  
calabasas_people is an airport 1034 05-jan-2017 92.1  
high_affinity_receptors is a protein 1034 05-jan-2017 90.3  
esthwaite_water is a lake 1034 05-jan-2017 94.4  
states is a state or province located in the geopolitical location japan 1036 18-jan-2017 100.0  
uk is related to chelsea 1039 07-feb-2017 100.0  
grand is an attraction that will be fall in city grand_rapids_kalamazoo_battle_creek 1039 07-feb-2017 100.0  
queen_bed is often found in master 1034 05-jan-2017 98.4  
porter001 was born in cambridge 1039 07-feb-2017 100.0