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 3,059,065 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
war_offering is a socio-political term 1034 05-jan-2017 97.5  
sony_online_entertainment is a record label 1034 05-jan-2017 100.0  
iconic_chrysler_building is a skyscraper 1036 18-jan-2017 95.5  
glasgow_scotland is a visualizable scene 1034 05-jan-2017 96.6  
jerry_bergen is an actor 1034 05-jan-2017 100.0  
parliament_square is a tourist attraction in the city london 1039 07-feb-2017 100.0  
mccain is a politician who holds the office of office 1034 05-jan-2017 99.2  
style_shirt is a clothing item to go with pants 1039 07-feb-2017 96.9  
republic is a country also known as cameroon 1036 18-jan-2017 100.0  
bell is a city located in the state or province texas 1039 07-feb-2017 99.8