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 2,810,379 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
black_zebra_clock is an item found on a wall 1111 06-jul-2018 99.5  
four_time_nominee is a job position 1111 06-jul-2018 94.8  
omnibus_appropriations_bill is a legislative bill 1111 06-jul-2018 91.6  
aluminum_outdoor_furniture is a building material 1111 06-jul-2018 99.3  
hampshire_illinois is a beach 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
charles001 is a person who moved to the state california 1115 03-sep-2018 100.0  
japan is a country located in the geopolitical location foreign_countries 1112 24-jul-2018 100.0  
tampa is the location of the event crash_that_killed_5_men_on_i_275_still_under_investigation 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
american_history is a type of science 1113 15-aug-2018 93.8  
bill_parcells is a sports coach also known as barry_switzer 1116 12-sep-2018 93.8