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
cloudier is a visualizable attribute 1111 06-jul-2018 90.5  
douglas_stewart is a Canadian person 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
storm_comments is a product 1111 06-jul-2018 93.8  
department_students is a victim 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
buddhist_new_year is a monarch 1111 06-jul-2018 98.0  
the sports leage busch_series uses the venue international_speedway 1114 25-aug-2018 98.4  
bloomberg is a company headquartered in the city nueva_york 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
tom_s_restaurant is a restaurant in the city los_angeles_ca 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
canucks is headquartered in the state or province new_york 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
pam_iorio is the leader of the city tampa 1116 12-sep-2018 93.8