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 2,463,819 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
yogurts is a visualizable thing 922 05-may-2015 99.0  
nokia_1800 is a product 925 17-may-2015 100.0  
office_treasurer is a kind of office held by a politician 926 20-may-2015 94.6  
n19_x_58_aquarium is an aquarium 925 17-may-2015 90.6  
new_york_daily_news_paper is a blog 922 05-may-2015 99.5  
saudi_arabia is a country located in the geopolitical location producers 923 08-may-2015 99.2  
royal is a bank in jordan 922 05-may-2015 99.6  
the home stadium of alex_rodriguez is yankee_stadium 926 20-may-2015 100.0  
penn_state_nittany_lions was the looser of n2006_orange_bowl 926 20-may-2015 100.0  
secondary_pests is an arthropod as well as mites also is 923 08-may-2015 96.9