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 2,778,221 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
mercedes_cl_65 is an automobile manufacturer 986 27-mar-2016 90.9  
western_mail is a company 986 27-mar-2016 92.0  
roger_freeman is a CEO 986 27-mar-2016 92.6  
n2003_08_26 is a date 988 05-apr-2016 99.9  
caricam_sales_office_controller is a job position 986 27-mar-2016 99.2  
carnegie_museum_of_art is a museum in the city pittsburgh 991 27-apr-2016 100.0  
hussein_kamel belongs to the ethnic group iraqi 991 27-apr-2016 100.0  
capes is a clothing item to go with hats 988 05-apr-2016 93.8  
foliage has color maroon 988 05-apr-2016 99.2  
dc is a sate or province located in the country usa 991 27-apr-2016 100.0