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 2,168,758 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
showers is something found in or on buildings 827 02-apr-2014 98.5  
gary_s__goodman is a journalist 827 02-apr-2014 92.8  
raptor_birds is a bird 829 10-apr-2014 100.0  
_____________branches_of_transverse_cervical_nerve is a nerve 827 02-apr-2014 94.4  
bone_hardening is a bone 829 10-apr-2014 92.7  
pepper is an agricultural product that is usually cooked with almonds 830 14-apr-2014 100.0  
tea is an agricultural product produced in member_countries 832 20-apr-2014 97.3  
ucla hired karl_dorrell 827 02-apr-2014 100.0  
deep_creek_lake is a lake in the state or province maryland 832 20-apr-2014 100.0  
issac is the father of jacob 832 20-apr-2014 93.8