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 2,151,091 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
facultative_pathogen is an archaeon 878 16-oct-2014 98.1  
water_soluble_b_vitamin is a video game 877 10-oct-2014 99.0  
partnership_agreement is a legislative bill 880 21-oct-2014 100.0  
fucophyceae is an invertebrate 877 10-oct-2014 97.4  
south_fork_of_the_boise_river is a river 878 16-oct-2014 93.2  
kstu_tv is a TV affiliate of the network fox 880 21-oct-2014 93.8  
cbp is headquartered in the country u__s 880 21-oct-2014 96.9  
syracuse_university is a sports team that plays in the league international 880 21-oct-2014 98.4  
national is a museum in the city york 880 21-oct-2014 99.9  
tony_martin has been charged with murder 880 21-oct-2014 100.0