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 2,550,236 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
l_imit_texas is a non-sports, non-electronic game 938 10-jul-2015 99.9  
n1st_1976_vallelunga_6_hours is a sporting event 937 07-jul-2015 96.8  
card_etiquette is an office supply 938 10-jul-2015 96.3  
flagstaff_pulliam_airport is a transportation port 937 07-jul-2015 100.0  
patented_sound is a perception event 937 07-jul-2015 90.5  
phillies is a sports team that won the world_series_championship 938 10-jul-2015 99.2  
philips_arena is a stadium or event venue located in the city atlanta 941 25-jul-2015 98.2  
west_jerusalem is a city located in the country israel 941 25-jul-2015 100.0  
arms is a type of weapon produced in us_ 937 07-jul-2015 93.8  
carlinhos_beira_mar is a criminal arrested in country brazil 941 25-jul-2015 100.0