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 2,810,379 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.

Recently-Learned Facts Follow NELL on Twitter

instance iteration date learned confidence
canadian_islands can be a part of a landscape 1111 06-jul-2018 98.9  
nostalgia_bug is an invertebrate 1111 06-jul-2018 94.5  
claude_joseph_rouget_de_lisle is a scientist 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
queste_applicazioni is a wine 1111 06-jul-2018 99.6  
ornament_shapes is a geometric shape 1111 06-jul-2018 92.8  
umass_minutemen_mens_basketball hired john_calipari 1113 15-aug-2018 100.0  
root is an agricultural product produced in __america 1116 12-sep-2018 99.8  
cells is a subpart of the body within tumor 1111 06-jul-2018 99.6  
waltham_fields_community_farm is a farm in the state or province massachusetts 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
waikiki_aquarium is an aquarium in the city honolulu 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0