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 3,565,291 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
simple_snap is a crustacean 1057 15-may-2017 95.3  
river_pench is a river 1057 15-may-2017 92.8  
worthy_fund is a character trait 1057 15-may-2017 95.3  
estate_appraisal_firms is a winery 1057 15-may-2017 94.3  
lanier_county is a geopolitical entity that is a location 1057 15-may-2017 100.0  
amy_macdonald is a person who has age 21 1062 04-jun-2017 100.0  
kabul is the capital city of the country afghanistan 1062 04-jun-2017 100.0  
nation is headquartered in the city new_york 1062 04-jun-2017 100.0  
clemson_university is a sports team that plays the sport football 1062 04-jun-2017 93.8  
america is a country also known as egypt 1058 19-may-2017 99.6