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 2,108,867 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
judge_friday is a part of the government 881 24-oct-2014 91.1  
imperial_valley_college is a train station 880 21-oct-2014 100.0  
anamur_tortoise is an amphibian 883 02-nov-2014 100.0  
kansai_international is a transportation system 880 21-oct-2014 100.0  
n4_0_8__reviews is a dataset used within the scientific field of machine learning 881 24-oct-2014 99.6  
howard_university is a sports team that plays in the league international 885 10-nov-2014 93.8  
george_w__bush is a person who belongs to the organization house 883 02-nov-2014 100.0  
tina has husband tony 885 10-nov-2014 96.9  
duncan has citizenship in the country scotland 880 21-oct-2014 99.9  
st___louis_post_dispatch is a newspaper in the city washington_d_c 885 10-nov-2014 96.9