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 2,664,528 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
sarah_wilson_3_4_0_5_6055en_beyond_the_ridge is a European person 970 12-jan-2016 99.9  
senior_executives_association is a non-profit organization 971 17-jan-2016 90.7  
center_judgements is a sports team position 970 12-jan-2016 97.1  
gaby_hoffmann is a Canadian person 970 12-jan-2016 96.1  
henry_berry is a professor 970 12-jan-2016 95.0  
care can cause malignancy 974 30-jan-2016 93.8  
danny_granger coaches the team pacers 975 03-feb-2016 100.0  
lance_armstrong has wife kate_hudson 975 03-feb-2016 99.6  
small_mammals is a type of hares 971 17-jan-2016 99.2  
lime_juice is an agricultural product that is usually cooked with black_pepper 973 26-jan-2016 96.9