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 2,099,091 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
fabric_covered_cornice_board_window is an item often found in a hallway 881 24-oct-2014 90.1  
robert_trent_jones___sr__ coaches a sports team 877 10-oct-2014 99.4  
wikimedia_privacy_policy is a European person 877 10-oct-2014 100.0  
mesenteric_lymph_nodes_location is a part of the body 877 10-oct-2014 100.0  
big_sandy___hawkins_journal is a newspaper 878 16-oct-2014 93.7  
columbus is the capital city of the state or province ohio 882 30-oct-2014 100.0  
vice_president_dick_cheney is a politician who holds the office of president 878 16-oct-2014 99.8  
mites is an arthropod as well as pests also is 877 10-oct-2014 100.0  
clive_davis was born in the city brooklyn 882 30-oct-2014 100.0  
tom_wolfe wrote the book bonfire_of_the_vanities 880 21-oct-2014 93.8