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
tyson_devree is a Mexican person 1111 06-jul-2018 91.1  
memo_paper is an office supply 1113 15-aug-2018 95.0  
n2_1__ is a machine-learning algorithm 1111 06-jul-2018 99.4  
one_response is software used by machine-learning scientists 1111 06-jul-2018 99.8  
boricua_festivals is a music festival 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
james_monroe is a politician who holds the office of secretary 1115 03-sep-2018 99.9  
pittsburgh is the home city of the sports team pittsburgh_penguins 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
baseball is a sport played in the venue comerica 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0  
kjud is a TV affiliate of the network abc_news 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
judas_iscariot has brother jesus 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0