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 3,908,689 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
brussels_central_station is a skyscraper 1067 21-jul-2017 99.8  
muscle_co_activation is a virus 1067 21-jul-2017 98.1  
work_weight is a term used by physicists 1067 21-jul-2017 95.5  
albert_goodwin is a visual artist 1067 21-jul-2017 100.0  
intranet_page is an office supply 1067 21-jul-2017 100.0  
augusta is the capital city of the state or province maine 1072 17-aug-2017 100.0  
adam has wife anna 1072 17-aug-2017 93.8  
physics is an academic program at the university penn_state 1069 03-aug-2017 93.8  
ibm001 is a company also known as international_business_machines_corp 1069 03-aug-2017 100.0  
dwayne_wade plays for the team miami_hurricanes 1072 17-aug-2017 100.0