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 2,337,816 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
bob_katz is a Mexican person 907 28-feb-2015 100.0  
whole_wheat_crackers is a food 907 28-feb-2015 99.9  
tiny_branches is an artery 907 28-feb-2015 97.6  
barry_primus is an actor 907 28-feb-2015 99.8  
utmost_integrity is a character trait 907 28-feb-2015 96.6  
kasey_kahne has spouse jeff 912 17-mar-2015 93.8  
potrero_hill is a park in the city san_francisco 912 17-mar-2015 96.9  
mauna_loa_and_kilauea is a mountain in the state or province hawaii 912 17-mar-2015 93.8  
ford makes the automobile escort 907 28-feb-2015 100.0  
square has shape area 907 28-feb-2015 100.0