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 2,761,964 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
steve_miller_blues_band is a musical artist 991 27-apr-2016 97.7  
camp_verde is a city 991 27-apr-2016 100.0  
snow_box is software used by machine-learning scientists 991 27-apr-2016 91.7  
pregnancy_termination is a non-disease physiological condition 994 15-may-2016 96.9  
sunblock_lotion is a personal care product 991 27-apr-2016 90.0  
irvine_welsh contributed to the creative work trainspotting 992 02-may-2016 100.0  
prince_charles001 has wife princess_diana 996 27-may-2016 99.6  
dairy is an agricultural product coming from small_ruminants 992 02-may-2016 93.8  
elsie_allen died in the state or province california 996 27-may-2016 100.0  
russell_square is a tourist attraction in the city london_city 996 27-may-2016 93.8