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
food_stamps_software is a tool 1111 06-jul-2018 99.7  
___td___td________td___td___dorsal_lingual_vein is a vein 1111 06-jul-2018 98.1  
sale_pay is a sport 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
spokane_international_airport is a transportation port 1112 24-jul-2018 100.0  
st_john_river is a river 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
atlanta_hawks is a sports team that plays against magic 1111 06-jul-2018 93.8  
richard_nixon held the position of president 1115 03-sep-2018 100.0  
chicken is an animal that eats stuffing 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
press is a company that has an office in the city los_angeles_ca 1111 06-jul-2018 98.4  
gerald_ford is a person who died at the age of 93 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0