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 2,304,896 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
illumination_engineering is an area of study within the field of machine learning 851 03-jul-2014 100.0  
pureology is an economic sector 851 03-jul-2014 100.0  
cocama_language is a programming language 851 03-jul-2014 100.0  
chillicothe_state_bank is a credit union 851 03-jul-2014 100.0  
montessori is an ethnic group 851 03-jul-2014 97.8  
theodore_roosevelt is a politician who holds the office of office 856 22-jul-2014 93.8  
james_hutton is in the academic field geology 856 22-jul-2014 100.0  
germany was the looser of n2002_world_cup 856 22-jul-2014 100.0  
football is a sport with fans in the country france 853 11-jul-2014 100.0  
jan is a person who belongs to the organization state_university 853 11-jul-2014 93.8