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
fuel_rating_rule is a legislative bill 1111 06-jul-2018 94.3  
cliff_lake is a trail 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
n9_30 is a performance metric used by machine-learning scientists 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
australia_world_heritage is a park 1111 06-jul-2018 90.9  
people_s_democratic_rights is a socio-political term 1111 06-jul-2018 95.6  
richard_leiby is a journalist that writes for the publication washington 1113 15-aug-2018 93.8  
bobby_gilbert was born in the state or province pennsylvania 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
computing_sciences_accreditation_board is an organization known by the acronym csab 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
raymond_felton is a person also known as miller 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
clash is a musician in the genre punk 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9