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 2,414,328 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
stem_cell_research_investment_act is a research project 859 03-aug-2014 99.8  
n1957_1983 is a year 859 03-aug-2014 100.0  
david_powell is a North American person 859 03-aug-2014 100.0  
middle_energy_physics is an academic field 859 03-aug-2014 92.2  
prawn_and_garlic_sauce is a nut 859 03-aug-2014 100.0  
clinton participated in the event crimes 860 05-aug-2014 96.9  
cbs_news is headquartered in the city new_york_city 863 19-aug-2014 96.9  
compaq has acquired dec 860 05-aug-2014 100.0  
bear is a generalization of dog 859 03-aug-2014 96.9  
the sports team celtics was the winner of eastern_conference_finals 863 19-aug-2014 93.8