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 2,099,091 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
melon_juice is a beverage 877 10-oct-2014 100.0  
uke is a musical instrument 877 10-oct-2014 93.9  
major_papilla is a part of the body 878 16-oct-2014 90.2  
southwest_georgia_regional is a transportation port 880 21-oct-2014 100.0  
antler_furniture is a kind of furniture 881 24-oct-2014 100.0  
orson_scott_card wrote the book ender_s_game 880 21-oct-2014 99.6  
cream is an agricultural product that is usually cut into plates 881 24-oct-2014 99.6  
joe_smith plays for the team chicago_bulls 882 30-oct-2014 93.8  
wisconsin is taller than people 880 21-oct-2014 93.8  
light_rail is a transportation system located in the city toronto 882 30-oct-2014 100.0