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
springtime_fairy_shrimp is a crustacean 1111 06-jul-2018 99.7  
mawkishness is a physical characteristic 1112 24-jul-2018 100.0  
cloverdale_hotels is a hotel 1111 06-jul-2018 94.7  
example_tiger_woods is a musical artist 1111 06-jul-2018 98.9  
jihomoravsk__kraj is a state or a province 1111 06-jul-2018 96.9  
national is a bank that bought principal 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0  
shaquille_oneal is an athlete also known as shaq_o_neal 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
insects feeds on spider_mites 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
erbitux is a drug having the side effect side_effects 1114 25-aug-2018 93.8  
clark is an athlete who injured his/her arms 1115 03-sep-2018 100.0