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 2,517,454 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
brandy_syrup is a beverage 934 25-jun-2015 93.2  
north_west_counties_league is a sports league 931 05-jun-2015 90.9  
lubrication_science is an academic field 931 05-jun-2015 95.6  
jamiat_ulema_i_islam_fazlur_rehman_faction is a terrorist organization 932 07-jun-2015 93.7  
mike_strauss is an Australian person 931 05-jun-2015 99.9  
flatiron_building is a building located in the city new_york_city_metropolitan_area 935 27-jun-2015 100.0  
disneyland_park is an attraction that will be fall in city anaheim 935 27-jun-2015 100.0  
fyffes_plc is a company also known as fyffes 934 25-jun-2015 100.0  
professions is a generalization of members 933 20-jun-2015 100.0  
citroen is a company that has an office in the country uk 931 05-jun-2015 100.0