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 2,810,379 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
n89_60 is a machine-learning algorithm 1111 06-jul-2018 99.0  
gp_de_l_industrie_et_du_commerce_de_prato is a sports race 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
the_chaperones is a musical artist 1111 06-jul-2018 95.9  
panguitch_lake is a lake 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
nazi_military is a political issue 1111 06-jul-2018 90.1  
the companies hong_kong_post and china001 compete with eachother 1111 06-jul-2018 93.8  
football_players is a generalization of darrell_green 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
st__katherine_dock is a tourist attraction in the city central_london 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
paul_simon is a musician in the genre pop 1113 15-aug-2018 100.0  
hampton_inn is a hotel in the city toronto 1116 12-sep-2018 93.8