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 2,330,396 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
shellfish is a crustacean 853 11-jul-2014 100.0  
richmond_engineering is a cognitive action 853 11-jul-2014 100.0  
ninemile_creek is a mountain range 853 11-jul-2014 100.0  
pink_headed_fruit_dove is a cave 853 11-jul-2014 100.0  
homemade_cheese is a cheese 853 11-jul-2014 100.0  
james_patterson wrote the book cross 853 11-jul-2014 93.8  
northwestern_university is a sports team also known as state_university 853 11-jul-2014 100.0  
state is a company that has an office in the city anchorage 853 11-jul-2014 100.0  
arrowhead is an attraction made of copper 854 16-jul-2014 100.0  
madonna001 has spouse guy 857 26-jul-2014 100.0