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 2,844,945 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
n2_00_pm_eastern_standard_time is a time 1028 28-nov-2016 90.8  
interfering is a perception action 1025 04-nov-2016 96.3  
gre__verbal is a medical procedure 1024 30-oct-2016 91.3  
pokerprimerorhow_toplay_poker is a cardgame 1024 30-oct-2016 100.0  
nissan_azeal is a model of automobile 1024 30-oct-2016 90.3  
alan_keyes is a politician who holds the office of president 1024 30-oct-2016 93.8  
marc is a transportation system located in the city washington_d_c_ 1029 03-dec-2016 100.0  
nuclear_missile is a type of weapon produced in korea 1025 04-nov-2016 100.0  
meal is a generalization of canola 1024 30-oct-2016 93.8  
bucs is a sports team that plays the sport football 1029 03-dec-2016 99.9