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
style_clock is an item found on a wall 1111 06-jul-2018 99.4  
bad_blumau is a geopolitical entity that is a location 1111 06-jul-2018 92.3  
health_sciences_association is a trade union 1111 06-jul-2018 90.1  
kallikrein_related_peptidase_13 is a protein 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
san_germ__n_municipio is a county 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
jane_wyman is related to jane_wyman 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
forestry is an academic program at the university college 1112 24-jul-2018 98.4  
rick and paul001 are siblings 1114 25-aug-2018 93.8  
conference_room is a room in the building mellon_institute 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
diet can cause blood_sugar 1113 15-aug-2018 100.0