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 2,639,039 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
cialis_pressure is a muscle 959 07-nov-2015 90.4  
dry_creek_rd is a street 955 20-oct-2015 91.3  
n1_32_scale is an insect 959 07-nov-2015 99.1  
minimum_4_years is a sports game 959 07-nov-2015 98.1  
alfred_noyes is a monarch 956 23-oct-2015 100.0  
bush is a person who was written about in washington_post 960 23-nov-2015 100.0  
dozens is the number of people injured in the event blast_hits_bangkok 960 23-nov-2015 100.0  
carson_city is the capital city of the state or province nevada 960 23-nov-2015 100.0  
state_university is a sports team also known as miami_university 956 23-oct-2015 99.9  
great_western is a transportation system located in the city bristol 960 23-nov-2015 100.0