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
serotonin_re_uptake_inhibitors is a drug 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
barnes_creek is a river 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
michigan_city_hotels is a hotel 1111 06-jul-2018 94.7  
infection_signs is a disease 1111 06-jul-2018 90.3  
prosecution_action is a cognitive action 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
delta_air_lines_inc_ is headquartered in the city new_york 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
sun is the father of saturn 1116 12-sep-2018 96.1  
melbourne___commuter_rail is a transportation system located in the city melbourne 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
south_peak is a mountain in the state or province alaska 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
pests is called ticks 1116 12-sep-2018 96.9