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 2,840,415 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
english_organ is a musical instrument 1004 11-jul-2016 95.8  
academy_of_ancient_music is a genre of music 1003 06-jul-2016 95.6  
aes_corporation is a biotech company 1003 06-jul-2016 100.0  
nice_ice is a weather phenomenon 1003 06-jul-2016 94.3  
n4_person_wood_patio_table is a kind of furniture 1006 18-jul-2016 90.7  
jackson_memorial is a hospital in the city miami 1007 24-jul-2016 100.0  
n8_00_pm is the time of the event suicide_blast_near_imambargah_kills_nine__injures_50_in_peshawar 1007 24-jul-2016 100.0  
minnesota_vikings is a sports team that plays the sport football 1007 24-jul-2016 100.0  
beds is often found in family 1003 06-jul-2016 99.6  
services is an organization also known as u_s__department 1006 18-jul-2016 100.0