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 2,168,758 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
dfw is an airport 827 02-apr-2014 100.0  
model_316 is an area of study within the field of machine learning 827 02-apr-2014 90.4  
n1958_world_cup is an award, championship, or tournament trophy 829 10-apr-2014 99.6  
node_stores is a lymph node 829 10-apr-2014 94.0  
kristina_bach is a female 827 02-apr-2014 99.2  
hood is a mountain in the state or province oregon 832 20-apr-2014 100.0  
microsoft is a company that produces excel 832 20-apr-2014 100.0  
stephen_crane contributed to the creative work the_red_badge_of_courage 827 02-apr-2014 99.9  
alex is a male person who moved to the state (or province) kentucky 832 20-apr-2014 100.0  
bobby_robson works for england 829 10-apr-2014 96.9