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
manuel_rengifo is a South American person 1111 06-jul-2018 93.5  
sensory_neuropathy is a physiological condition 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
the_st__louis_post is a blog 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
brownes_creek is a river 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
home_video_game_console is a video game system 1111 06-jul-2018 96.2  
states is a state or province located in the geopolitical location baja_california 1112 24-jul-2018 93.8  
hard is a generalization of rock 1112 24-jul-2018 93.8  
bloomberg is a company headquartered in the city nueva_york 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
red_tank_top is a clothing item to go with pants 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
the country hong_kong uses the currency dollars 1116 12-sep-2018 99.8