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
outgrowth_capacity is a character trait 1111 06-jul-2018 99.3  
harborone_credit_union is a bank 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
leucotheidae is a mollusk 1112 24-jul-2018 100.0  
_199_00 is an award, championship, or tournament trophy 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
michael_moran is a journalist 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
sunridge_woods is a lake in the state or province florida 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
n3000_ is the number of people that died in the event n1906_san_francisco_earthquake 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
beds is often found in site 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
jerome_robbins belongs to the ethnic group russian_jewish 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
n3_ is a subpart of the body within system 1111 06-jul-2018 93.8