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 2,164,609 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
bmw___seria_3___325 is a kind of vehicle 826 29-mar-2014 90.7  
james_walsh is a director 826 29-mar-2014 97.5  
clomipramine_clomipramine is a drug 826 29-mar-2014 90.4  
sarah_mcbride is an African person 826 29-mar-2014 98.6  
graduate_school_fellowships is an award, championship, or tournament trophy 826 29-mar-2014 96.6  
sedona is the capital city of the state or province arizona 830 14-apr-2014 98.4  
george_allen is a U.S. politician endorsed by the U.S. politician bush 830 14-apr-2014 93.8  
usgs is headquartered in the country u_s_ 830 14-apr-2014 96.9  
the_donald is a person also known as donald_trump 830 14-apr-2014 100.0  
dallas_aquarium is an aquarium in the city dallas 830 14-apr-2014 100.0