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 2,418,509 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
political_leader is a kind of office held by a politician 914 02-apr-2015 98.5  
steven_cojocaru is a journalist 914 02-apr-2015 100.0  
del_monte_green_beans is a legume 919 17-apr-2015 91.0  
oscar_sport is a sport 919 17-apr-2015 90.0  
stintless is an emotion 914 02-apr-2015 91.7  
nissan is a specific automobile maker dealer in uk 919 17-apr-2015 100.0  
cincinnati is a city that lies on the river grand 916 09-apr-2015 93.8  
film_stars is a generalization of angelina_jolie 916 09-apr-2015 100.0  
delta_air_lines is a company that has an office in the city atlanta 916 09-apr-2015 100.0  
the sports team red_sox was the winner of start 919 17-apr-2015 100.0