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 3,807,819 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.

Recently-Learned Facts Follow NELL on Twitter

instance iteration date learned confidence
orbital_vessels is an artery 1039 07-feb-2017 94.9  
cialis_vs_levitra is a muscle 1039 07-feb-2017 100.0  
where_are_supraclavicular_lymph_nodes is a lymph node 1040 14-feb-2017 90.1  
dhiba_sea_port is a transportation port 1039 07-feb-2017 90.5  
iron_pillar is a building material 1039 07-feb-2017 99.5  
mississippi has been charged with laws 1040 14-feb-2017 93.8  
the country france uses the currency euros 1043 24-mar-2017 100.0  
national_hockey_league is an organization known by the acronym nhl 1042 05-mar-2017 100.0  
dysfunction is related to health_issues 1040 14-feb-2017 99.6  
cabinetry is a building feature made from the building material steel 1040 14-feb-2017 93.8