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
n12_22_16 is a term used by physicists 1111 06-jul-2018 92.6  
supernal_light is a perception event 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
medium_sized_banana is a fruit 1112 24-jul-2018 93.7  
principal_law_clerk is a job position 1111 06-jul-2018 98.7  
intention_process is a cognitive action 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
triangle has shape perimeter 1112 24-jul-2018 99.8  
konotop is a city located in the country ukraine 1116 12-sep-2018 93.8  
giuliani is a U.S. politician who holds the office of mayor 1115 03-sep-2018 100.0  
alden_caldwell died in the state or province florida 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
queen_size_bed looks like tv 1115 03-sep-2018 93.8