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 2,810,379 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
dime_box_restaurant is a restaurant 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
retusa_decorator_crab is a crustacean 1111 06-jul-2018 99.5  
edward_e__lewis is an astronaut 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
frigid_waves is a weather phenomenon 1111 06-jul-2018 99.2  
east_finchley_cemetery is a place of worship 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
cape_town is the capital city of the country south_africa 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
the sports leage nfl uses the venue heinz_field 1112 24-jul-2018 100.0  
blanchard is a city located in the state or province oklahoma 1116 12-sep-2018 93.8  
championships is the award trophy of the national school_basketball league 1112 24-jul-2018 99.2  
liverpool_john_moores_university is a sports team that won the european_cup 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0