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 2,265,554 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
bernie_ecclestone001 is a person 893 02-jan-2015 99.6  
oxnard_journal is a publication 893 02-jan-2015 100.0  
fort_knox_ii_state_historic_site is a monument 892 30-dec-2014 100.0  
sammy_baugh is an athlete 892 30-dec-2014 100.0  
carindacillin is a drug 892 30-dec-2014 91.8  
chris_duncan is an athlete who led cardinals_27_23 896 24-jan-2015 93.8  
leo is the father of moon 896 24-jan-2015 96.9  
lowe_s_cos is a company also known as low 896 24-jan-2015 100.0  
scallops is a type of shellfish 896 24-jan-2015 99.2  
sydney is a city located in the geopolitical location australia 896 24-jan-2015 100.0