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 2,810,379 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.

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instance iteration date learned confidence
speed_introductions_site is an event outcome 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
cynthia_cole is an actor 1111 06-jul-2018 90.9  
i_hear_a_symphony is a song 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
harlan_friedman is a person 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
christopher_patterson coaches a sports team 1111 06-jul-2018 91.2  
citizen_bank_park is the home venue for the sports team phillies 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
spiders is an arthropod as well as bugs also is 1111 06-jul-2018 99.2  
former_green_bay_packers is a sports team that won the division 1113 15-aug-2018 99.9  
anthem_blue_cross_and_blue_shield is an organization known by the acronym anthem_blue_cross 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
bodies is a subpart of the body within system 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0