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 2,877,825 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
lugou_bridge_incident_and_second_battle_of_hebei is a military conflict 1013 30-aug-2016 92.1  
online_levitra is a muscle 1015 13-sep-2016 100.0  
apple_computers is a consumer electronic device 1013 30-aug-2016 99.9  
robert_patterson is a criminal 1012 21-aug-2016 100.0  
dubai_airport is an airport 1012 21-aug-2016 100.0  
doug_flutie plays in the league nfl 1016 21-sep-2016 90.2  
kids is an animal that can develop asperger_syndrome 1016 21-sep-2016 93.8  
brady_quinn is an athlete who led cavaliers 1016 21-sep-2016 100.0  
cells001 is a subpart of the body within rabbit 1015 13-sep-2016 100.0  
honda is a specific automobile maker dealer in fayetteville 1012 21-aug-2016 93.8