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
illinois_institute_of_technology is a school 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0  
black_yeasts is a fungus 1111 06-jul-2018 93.3  
michael_r__perry is a director 1111 06-jul-2018 92.3  
shoe_horns is a musical instrument 1111 06-jul-2018 94.5  
john_m__eckert is an African person 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
the coach champ_bailey won the trophy or tournament super_bowl 1115 03-sep-2018 100.0  
easyjet is a company that has an office in the city milan 1112 24-jul-2018 96.9  
new_york_stock_exchange terminated the employment of richard_grasso 1113 15-aug-2018 100.0  
logan was born in the city chicago_south 1116 12-sep-2018 99.9  
grady_memorial is a hospital in the city atlanta 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0