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 2,810,379 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
technology_quality is a character trait 1111 06-jul-2018 99.7  
david_mcgregor is an astronaut 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
table_radio is an item found on the floor 1111 06-jul-2018 99.8  
educational_coordinator is a kind of office held by a politician 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
n2__days is a parlour game 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
barry_larkin is an athlete who led reds 1116 12-sep-2018 96.9  
smith has been charged with murder 1116 12-sep-2018 99.2  
the loosing score of n2002_stanley_cup was nonneginteger:n1 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
red_wings is a sports team also known as pittsburgh_penguins 1113 15-aug-2018 100.0  
ct is a state or province located in the geopolitical location usa 1112 24-jul-2018 99.6