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 4,010,713 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
methyl_benzimidazole_2_yl_carbamate is a chemical 1075 04-sep-2017 99.0  
gathers_light is a perception event 1075 04-sep-2017 97.3  
additional_four_minutes is a parlour game 1075 04-sep-2017 94.6  
blyths_reed_warbler is a vertebrate 1075 04-sep-2017 99.0  
airway_surgery is a medical procedure 1075 04-sep-2017 98.9  
dolphins is an animal that is a kind of favorite_animals 1075 04-sep-2017 100.0  
david_ortiz is the father of aaron 1079 28-sep-2017 96.9  
jude and james are siblings 1076 09-sep-2017 100.0  
kate_beckinsale is related to kate_beckinsale 1079 28-sep-2017 98.4  
dura_mater is a subpart of the body within cord001 1075 04-sep-2017 100.0