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 2,517,789 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
barry_obama is a politician 940 21-jul-2015 100.0  
saucepan_place is an item found in the kitchen 941 25-jul-2015 94.3  
n2006_academy_awards is a film festival 940 21-jul-2015 99.0  
wkoh is a TV station 940 21-jul-2015 100.0  
ace_combat_5___squadron_leader is software 940 21-jul-2015 98.2  
english is a language used in the university purdue_university 943 07-aug-2015 99.9  
daily_news is a newspaper in the city los_angeles 945 13-aug-2015 100.0  
the sports team devils was the winner of score 945 13-aug-2015 98.4  
museum_of_sex is a museum in the city new_york_city_metropolitan_area 945 13-aug-2015 100.0  
kilauea is a mountain in the state or province hawaii 945 13-aug-2015 100.0