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 2,817,156 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
cleveland_heights_teachers_union is a trade union 995 20-may-2016 90.8  
world_for_leisure is an aquarium 998 06-jun-2016 94.2  
wvla is a TV station 997 01-jun-2016 99.9  
n2_08_21 is a dataset used within the scientific field of machine learning 995 20-may-2016 98.0  
athens_area is a monument 995 20-may-2016 95.3  
ryan has wife emily 1000 13-jun-2016 93.8  
russian is the language of the country kazakhstan 997 01-jun-2016 100.0  
prokofiev is a musician who plays the piano 995 20-may-2016 100.0  
stones is a musician in the genre keyboardist 995 20-may-2016 93.8  
marty_schottenheimer coaches the team sd_chargers 1000 13-jun-2016 98.4