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
world_cup_rugby is an award, championship, or tournament trophy 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
haloferax_sp__25h4_2 is an archaeon 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
lymphoblastic_lymphoma is a lymph node 1111 06-jul-2018 98.9  
wcju is a TV station 1111 06-jul-2018 99.1  
edit_section__lisp is a programming language 1111 06-jul-2018 92.5  
daman_diu is a sate or province located in the country india 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
fdr is a politician who holds the office of president 1113 15-aug-2018 100.0  
salad can be served with beer 1116 12-sep-2018 93.8  
jimmy_wales is the CEO of wikipedia 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
o_hare_intl is a generalization of temple_of_the_reclining_buddha 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0