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 3,561,862 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
poker_card_game_texas is a board game 1048 13-apr-2017 100.0  
h__milton_stewart_school is a sports team 1048 13-apr-2017 90.6  
cocao_beans is a legume 1049 16-apr-2017 99.6  
benzonia_mi is a beach 1048 13-apr-2017 99.3  
trinity_gallery is a museum 1048 13-apr-2017 94.9  
tom001 graduated from college 1048 13-apr-2017 100.0  
european_airports is a generalization of heathrow_airport 1049 16-apr-2017 100.0  
john003 has citizenship in the country __france 1049 16-apr-2017 98.4  
kdka is a TV station in the city pittsburgh 1052 26-apr-2017 100.0  
the home stadium of clay_buchholz is fenway 1052 26-apr-2017 100.0