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 2,337,258 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
oat_meal is a grain 907 28-feb-2015 94.9  
dc is a state or a province 907 28-feb-2015 94.7  
the_western_pennsylvania_cancer_institute is a hospital 902 17-feb-2015 100.0  
health_researcher is a political issue 902 17-feb-2015 95.8  
d_pharm_ltd is a biotech company 902 17-feb-2015 99.8  
yolanda_king was born in the state or province alabama 907 28-feb-2015 100.0  
football is a sport with fans in the country the_united_kingdom 904 20-feb-2015 96.9  
spanish is spoken in the city madrid 907 28-feb-2015 100.0  
dow_chemical is a bank that has andrew_liveris as its CEO 907 28-feb-2015 100.0  
vancouver_general_hospital is a hospital in the city vancouver 907 28-feb-2015 100.0