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 2,463,819 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.

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instance iteration date learned confidence
nintento_wii is a video game system 926 20-may-2015 90.6  
wooden_practice_swords is a weapon 925 17-may-2015 91.1  
heavy_rail is a transportation system 922 05-may-2015 99.7  
mouth_of_the_ob_river is a river 922 05-may-2015 90.9  
wilhelm_theodor_achtermann is a visual artist 922 05-may-2015 99.9  
bob is a person who graduated from the university louisiana_state_university 923 08-may-2015 100.0  
louisiana_state_university is a sports team also known as penn_state 926 20-may-2015 99.2  
the companies journal and fox compete with eachother 922 05-may-2015 99.8  
robot_futures is part of scs_author_presentation___booksigning 926 20-may-2015 100.0  
united_states participated in the event championships 922 05-may-2015 93.8