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 2,463,819 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
egypt_s_largest_militant_group is a terrorist organization 922 05-may-2015 90.6  
kxmd_tv is a TV station 922 05-may-2015 100.0  
contact_delta is a convention 922 05-may-2015 99.8  
pterygoid_fossa is a nerve 926 20-may-2015 93.1  
flexor_digitorum_profundis is a muscle 925 17-may-2015 91.0  
bianca has husband mick_jagger 926 20-may-2015 96.9  
tony_massarotti is a journalist that writes for the publication the_globe 922 05-may-2015 98.4  
young held the position of counselor 923 08-may-2015 100.0  
chris_duncan plays in the league nfl 926 20-may-2015 90.2  
robot_futures occurrs in the room rashid_auditorium_4401 926 20-may-2015 100.0