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 2,854,321 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
united_kingdom_american is an ethnic group 1007 24-jul-2016 93.9  
cedar_mountains_hp is a mountain 1007 24-jul-2016 92.8  
model_cars is a kind of vehicle 1006 18-jul-2016 96.2  
polytechnic_university is a university 1006 18-jul-2016 100.0  
big_plate is an item found in the kitchen 1006 18-jul-2016 92.2  
chicken001 eat black_beans 1007 24-jul-2016 100.0  
football_players is a generalization of ladainian_tomlinson 1007 24-jul-2016 100.0  
the sports team yankees was the winner of n1943_world_series 1010 08-aug-2016 100.0  
national_security_agency is a company headquartered in the city cleveland 1010 08-aug-2016 93.8  
estee_lauder has acquired aveda 1006 18-jul-2016 93.8