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 3,027,643 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
a_major_subpopulation_of_atypical_cells is a type of biological cell 1033 29-dec-2016 90.8  
prestadores is a currency 1030 09-dec-2016 98.5  
michael_krasny is a North American person 1030 09-dec-2016 100.0  
adam_johnson is a male 1030 09-dec-2016 100.0  
police_one is a road accident event 1033 29-dec-2016 99.5  
flashlight is a clothing item to go with shoes 1033 29-dec-2016 96.9  
johnson_farm is a farm in the country united_states 1034 05-jan-2017 100.0  
pennsylvania is a sate or province located in the country uk__us 1034 05-jan-2017 100.0  
pharaoh and joseph001 are family members 1034 05-jan-2017 93.8  
tropicana_field is the home venue for the sports team tampa_bay_devil_rays 1034 05-jan-2017 100.0