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 2,101,275 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
lemon_pepper is a visualizable thing 871 14-sep-2014 100.0  
sheraton_boston_hotel is a park 868 02-sep-2014 92.2  
security_administrator is a profession 871 14-sep-2014 100.0  
nakuru_national_park is a place of worship 871 14-sep-2014 100.0  
the_moon_and_the_bonfire is a book 868 02-sep-2014 100.0  
apple is a company that produces apple_tv 869 05-sep-2014 100.0  
hurricane_agnes happened on the date june_1972 873 19-sep-2014 100.0  
hydrocarbons is a chemical that is a kind of toxic_substances 872 17-sep-2014 93.8  
steve_slaton plays in the league nfl 873 19-sep-2014 95.0  
states is a state or province located in the geopolitical location new_zealand 871 14-sep-2014 100.0