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
democratic_renewal_of_macedonia is a political party 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
the_national_multiple_sclerosis_society is a non-profit organization 1111 06-jul-2018 99.7  
appetizers_cooking_recipes is a recipe 1111 06-jul-2018 99.5  
prescription_metoclopramide is a muscle 1111 06-jul-2018 99.7  
calgardup_cave is a cave 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
tommy_hanson is a person who belongs to the organization atlanta_braves 1111 06-jul-2018 96.9  
the coach kevin_slowey won the trophy or tournament world_series 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0  
dc is a city also known as texas 1113 15-aug-2018 93.8  
display001 looks like fluorescent 1114 25-aug-2018 93.8  
spanish is a language used in the university indiana_university 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0