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 2,180,254 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
jay_sean is a male 881 24-oct-2014 95.6  
world_interact is a building 884 08-nov-2014 92.0  
copps is a retail store 881 24-oct-2014 96.9  
university_of_delaware is a sports team 881 24-oct-2014 99.1  
n2005_independent_games_festival is a film festival 883 02-nov-2014 99.8  
texas_rangers is a synonym for sox 884 08-nov-2014 96.9  
european_airports is a generalization of gatwick 884 08-nov-2014 100.0  
alexander_ovechkin is an athlete coached by bruce_boudreau 886 21-nov-2014 100.0  
xiamen is a city located in the country china 886 21-nov-2014 100.0  
sidney_crosby is an athlete who injured his/her ankle 881 24-oct-2014 100.0