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 3,908,689 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
cyclin_dependent_kinase_inhibitor_2a is a protein 1067 21-jul-2017 100.0  
gordie_brown is a commedian 1067 21-jul-2017 100.0  
emergency_coronary_artery_bypass_surgery is a medical procedure 1067 21-jul-2017 100.0  
n22_years___experience is a sports game 1067 21-jul-2017 98.6  
management_capacity is a character trait 1067 21-jul-2017 97.0  
urlacher plays for the team bears 1072 17-aug-2017 93.8  
katv_tv is a TV affiliate of the network abc 1072 17-aug-2017 100.0  
scott_peterson has been charged with murder 1072 17-aug-2017 99.8  
maori_language is the language of the country new_zealand 1069 03-aug-2017 93.8  
brad_miller is a person also known as miller001 1072 17-aug-2017 100.0