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 2,312,258 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
chicken_caesar_sandwiches is a type of meat 905 22-feb-2015 93.2  
live_it_out is a musical album 904 20-feb-2015 99.3  
walter_bernstein is a director 904 20-feb-2015 100.0  
ethiopian_birr_to_british_pound is a currency 907 28-feb-2015 91.3  
pass_mountain is a mountain 904 20-feb-2015 99.1  
president_ronald_reagan represents the region united_states 904 20-feb-2015 96.9  
national001 is a company that has an office in the country czech_republic 904 20-feb-2015 99.2  
ospel belongs to the ethnic group swiss 909 04-mar-2015 100.0  
salt is an agricultural product that is usually cut into cubes 905 22-feb-2015 99.9  
hidalgo is a sate or province located in the country mexico 909 04-mar-2015 100.0