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 4,010,713 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.

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instance iteration date learned confidence
le_top is an architect 1075 04-sep-2017 91.3  
the_lenox is a hotel 1075 04-sep-2017 90.4  
encouraging_progress is a socio-political term 1075 04-sep-2017 98.9  
vindhyan is a mountain 1075 04-sep-2017 99.5  
surprise_mother is a European person 1075 04-sep-2017 99.3  
mark_martin is a person who belongs to the organization nascar 1075 04-sep-2017 93.8  
aaron is a person who moved to the state california 1076 09-sep-2017 100.0  
kqed is headquartered in the city san_francisco 1079 28-sep-2017 100.0  
lake_bartlett is a lake in the state or province arizona 1079 28-sep-2017 100.0  
john_tierney works for times 1075 04-sep-2017 99.2