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
breakfast_chocolate is a kind of candy 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
high_frequency_sound is a perception event 1111 06-jul-2018 98.0  
penny_pond is a lake 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
cala_d_or is a visualizable scene 1111 06-jul-2018 99.6  
esther_andrews is a director 1111 06-jul-2018 90.4  
european_airports is a generalization of london_gatwick 1115 03-sep-2018 100.0  
hockey is a sport played in the venue td_banknorth_garden 1112 24-jul-2018 100.0  
ulysses_grant is a U.S. politician who holds the office of secretary 1114 25-aug-2018 93.8  
nady and gardner are teammates 1112 24-jul-2018 93.8  
prince has citizenship in the country the_netherlands 1114 25-aug-2018 98.4