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 2,550,236 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
deere is a company 937 07-jul-2015 99.9  
hotel_donatello is a park 937 07-jul-2015 93.7  
house_veterans_affairs_committee is a political organization that is not part of the government 937 07-jul-2015 92.8  
john_love is a journalist 937 07-jul-2015 100.0  
pocket_square is a kind of clothing 937 07-jul-2015 93.0  
orleans is a city located in the geopolitical location united_states 941 25-jul-2015 93.8  
science concerns computer 937 07-jul-2015 100.0  
ankeet_harshad_patel was a victim in the event crash_that_killed_5_men_on_i_275_still_under_investigation 936 04-jul-2015 100.0  
john_mccain is a person who has age 72 941 25-jul-2015 100.0  
wrr is a radio station in the city dallas 941 25-jul-2015 93.8