NELL: Never-Ending Language Learning

Read the Web
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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 2,416,450 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
jackrabbits is a kind of clothing 862 10-aug-2014 99.5  
island_fish is a visualizable object 862 10-aug-2014 91.6  
new_mobility_magazine is a newspaper 862 10-aug-2014 100.0  
dani_martin is a chef 862 10-aug-2014 98.5  
richard_ellmann is a visual artist 862 10-aug-2014 100.0  
english is a language used in the university baltimore_hebrew_university 862 10-aug-2014 100.0  
harrison and peyton_manning are teammates 866 28-aug-2014 98.4  
kate_hudson starred in the movie bride_wars 862 10-aug-2014 100.0  
carl_wilson is a musician who is part of beach_boys 865 25-aug-2014 100.0  
troy_smith is an athlete who led baltimore_ravens 867 31-aug-2014 93.8