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 2,169,265 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.

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instance iteration date learned confidence
hautman_pete_bad_beatwith_joecrow is a genre of music 886 21-nov-2014 96.6  
robert_steele coaches a sports team 886 21-nov-2014 100.0  
n1969_grand_prix_for_sale is a grand prix event 886 21-nov-2014 98.2  
graham_flour is a visualizable object 886 21-nov-2014 100.0  
water_program is a machine-learning algorithm 886 21-nov-2014 90.1  
louisiana_state_university is a sports team also known as indiana_state_university 887 27-nov-2014 93.8  
the sports team new_york_yankees was the winner of n1952_world_series 891 18-dec-2014 100.0  
thornton_wilder wrote the book the_bridge_of_san_luis_rey 886 21-nov-2014 100.0  
appalachian_mountains is a mountain in the state or province virginia 891 18-dec-2014 100.0  
tampa_bay_devil_rays is a sports team that won the division 889 07-dec-2014 99.2