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 2,550,236 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
warden_brock_clukey is a road accident event 936 04-jul-2015 100.0  
national_football_league_history is a sports league 941 25-jul-2015 90.0  
northern_white_cheeked_gibbon is a vertebrate 938 10-jul-2015 100.0  
wogx is a TV station 940 21-jul-2015 93.8  
smooth_lanternshark is a fish 937 07-jul-2015 94.4  
the sports team yankees was the winner of n1998_world_series 941 25-jul-2015 100.0  
n2014 is the time of the event n70_killed_in_nigeria_bus_blasts 941 25-jul-2015 100.0  
victoria has spouse david002 941 25-jul-2015 99.8  
zoo_basel is a zoo in the city basel 941 25-jul-2015 100.0  
amazon terminated the employment of no_ 941 25-jul-2015 93.8