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 2,337,816 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
time_eric is a magazine 907 28-feb-2015 90.6  
kirkwood_highway is a street 907 28-feb-2015 95.0  
violin_artist is a musical instrument 910 07-mar-2015 96.4  
contact_ccbill is a book 907 28-feb-2015 91.9  
dance_classes is a sport 907 28-feb-2015 98.8  
balochi is the language of the country pakistan 907 28-feb-2015 93.8  
roland_martin works for cnn 907 28-feb-2015 96.9  
kevn is a TV affiliate of the network fox_station 912 17-mar-2015 100.0  
dome is an attraction made of bronze 907 28-feb-2015 100.0  
moorhead is a city located in the state or province minnesota 912 17-mar-2015 100.0