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 2,602,852 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
davenport_university_eastern_region_warren is a train station 949 22-sep-2015 95.7  
downtown_area is a visualizable object 949 22-sep-2015 100.0  
brain_and_or_spinal_cord is a kind of brain tissue 950 26-sep-2015 98.0  
adrian_martin is an architect 949 22-sep-2015 99.9  
holiday_photos is form of visual art 952 06-oct-2015 100.0  
vincent_van_gogh is a visual artist in the field of paintings 949 22-sep-2015 100.0  
method is a subpart of water 949 22-sep-2015 100.0  
deere_and_co is a company also known as de 952 06-oct-2015 100.0  
rodents is an animal that is a kind of rats 949 22-sep-2015 99.2  
steve_vai is a musician who plays the guitar 952 06-oct-2015 100.0