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
yolo_volvo is an automobile manufacturer 1111 06-jul-2018 95.1  
large_nerve is a nerve 1111 06-jul-2018 98.7  
shopper_papers is a kind of media 1111 06-jul-2018 91.6  
marvel__ultimate_alliance_2_fusion is software 1111 06-jul-2018 90.2  
todd_anderson is a politician 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
new_york_aquarium is an aquarium in the city new_york 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
seth_borenstein is a journalist that writes for the publication ap_news 1111 06-jul-2018 99.3  
george_tiller was born in the state or province kansas 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
frick_park is a park in the city pittsburgh 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
o_j__simpson has been charged with murders 1115 03-sep-2018 99.9