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 2,415,305 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
paravesical_lymph_nodes is a lymph node 1103 18-mar-2018 100.0  
dorothy_lewis is a European person 1103 18-mar-2018 90.2  
symphysiotomy is a medical procedure 1103 18-mar-2018 100.0  
apartment_kitchens is a kind of room 1103 18-mar-2018 99.9  
edgar_renteria is a North American person 1102 22-feb-2018 99.9  
james_adams died in the state or province new_jersey 1107 30-may-2018 100.0  
andorra is a country also known as republic 1103 18-mar-2018 99.6  
edward_m__kennedy represents the region massachusetts 1103 18-mar-2018 98.4  
venus_williams is an athlete who beat kim_clijsters 1106 21-may-2018 100.0  
months_the_department is a synonym for services 1102 22-feb-2018 93.8