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
bill_bates coaches a sports team 1111 06-jul-2018 94.4  
maree_cheatham is an actor 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
superintendence_rule is a legislative bill 1111 06-jul-2018 96.0  
inntaler_auenland_k_se_cheese is a cheese 1111 06-jul-2018 92.2  
comptoirs_francais_du_pacifique_franc is a currency 1111 06-jul-2018 99.5  
browns_stadium is related to wews_tv 1112 24-jul-2018 100.0  
andray_blatche plays in the league nba 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
bill_clinton is a U.S. politician endorsed by the U.S. politician biden 1112 24-jul-2018 97.8  
ramirez has been charged with murder 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
n1_8_inch looks like display001 1114 25-aug-2018 99.9