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
quality_food_equipment is an event outcome 853 11-jul-2014 99.9  
scarlet_lily_beetle is an agricultural product 853 11-jul-2014 100.0  
deadcenter_film_festival is a sports race 853 11-jul-2014 100.0  
ford_scorpio_break is a kind of vehicle 853 11-jul-2014 91.3  
ving is a physical action 853 11-jul-2014 99.6  
michael is an athlete who injured his/her hand 857 26-jul-2014 100.0  
portland_international is an airport in the city portland 857 26-jul-2014 100.0  
la_times is a newspaper in the city los_angeles 857 26-jul-2014 100.0  
mooo_restaurant is a restaurant in the city greater_boston 857 26-jul-2014 100.0  
mites is an invertebrate animal that feeds on soybeans 854 16-jul-2014 100.0