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 2,567,031 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.

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instance iteration date learned confidence
eric_stephenson is a professor 941 25-jul-2015 99.1  
web_advertising is an economic sector 943 07-aug-2015 99.8  
features_apple is a retail store 941 25-jul-2015 90.8  
outlaw_farms_inc is a farm 941 25-jul-2015 98.8  
blaze_starr ia a celebrity 941 25-jul-2015 98.0  
math__monkeys__and_the_developing_brain occurrs at the date april_25__2013 946 03-sep-2015 100.0  
daman_diu is a sate or province located in the country republic_of_india 946 03-sep-2015 100.0  
whales is an animal that is a kind of sea_mammals 943 07-aug-2015 93.8  
rob_parker is a person who belongs to the organization detroit_news 943 07-aug-2015 93.8  
essential_oils is a generalization of oil 941 25-jul-2015 100.0