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 2,877,825 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
holland_software is a tool 1012 21-aug-2016 99.0  
reach_healthcare_foundation is a part of the government 1012 21-aug-2016 99.5  
old_fashioned_buttermilk_donuts is a baked good 1015 13-sep-2016 90.3  
university_of_maryland_baltimore_county is a building 1012 21-aug-2016 100.0  
hot_cider is a food 1015 13-sep-2016 100.0  
n2014 is the time of the event n70_killed_in_nigeria_bus_blasts 1016 21-sep-2016 100.0  
tampa_bay_devil_rays is a sports team that won the pennant 1012 21-aug-2016 100.0  
white_trash_fast_food is a restaurant in the city berlin 1016 21-sep-2016 100.0  
apollo and python are siblings 1012 21-aug-2016 99.9  
steelers is a sports team that plays the sport football 1016 21-sep-2016 100.0