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 2,416,450 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
samsung_z308 is a video game system 862 10-aug-2014 100.0  
renal_branch_of_vagus_nerve is a vein 862 10-aug-2014 100.0  
unresourcefulness is a character trait 862 10-aug-2014 100.0  
n2_23 is a grand prix event 862 10-aug-2014 100.0  
lexus_lx570_engines is a kind of vehicle 863 19-aug-2014 100.0  
barclays is a bank that has john_varley as its CEO 867 31-aug-2014 100.0  
delaware is a sate or province located in the country u_s_ 867 31-aug-2014 100.0  
kevin_garnett and ray_allen are teammates 865 25-aug-2014 93.8  
pests is a type of beneficial_insects 863 19-aug-2014 100.0  
pants is a clothing item to go with nice_shirt 863 19-aug-2014 93.8