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
largescale_sucker is a fish 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
norman_wooland is a commedian 1111 06-jul-2018 96.3  
cranberry_nut is a fruit 1111 06-jul-2018 98.8  
hofstra_university is a school 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
westervelt_warner_museum_of_american_art is a museum 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
william_r__forstchen wrote the book one_second_after 1112 24-jul-2018 98.4  
boston_bruins is a sports team that plays against usc 1111 06-jul-2018 98.6  
super_bowl_xvii is a sports game that took place on the date january_30_1983 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
countrylink is a transportation system located in the city sydney 1116 12-sep-2018 99.2  
president_warren_harding is a politician who holds the office of secretary 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0