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 2,810,379 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
national_research_council_board is a professional organization 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
poker_bonuses is a board game 1112 24-jul-2018 100.0  
overdiverseness is a physical characteristic 1113 15-aug-2018 100.0  
l_serine_benzyl_ester_hydrochloride is a chemical 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
chief_justice_christine_m__durham is a judge 1111 06-jul-2018 98.2  
st__pete_times_forum is the home venue for the sports team tampa_bay_rays 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
european_countries is a generalization of holland 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
home operates the website wordpress 1115 03-sep-2018 99.2  
the coach holliday won the trophy or tournament world_series 1115 03-sep-2018 100.0  
mitchell has been charged with murder 1116 12-sep-2018 93.8