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
cibavision is a biotech company 1111 06-jul-2018 94.5  
line_jose is a visualizable attribute 1111 06-jul-2018 90.5  
excellent_guest_rooms is an office building room 1111 06-jul-2018 96.9  
helgeseter_priory_or_elgeseter_priory is a place of worship 1111 06-jul-2018 99.8  
two_cranberry is a parlour game 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
larvae is an animal that eats roots 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0  
jeff_keppinger is an athlete who led tampa_bay_devil_rays 1116 12-sep-2018 93.8  
npr is a company that has an office in the city los_angeles_ca 1112 24-jul-2018 93.8  
richard_j__daley is the leader of the city chicago_south 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
black_pepper is an agricultural product that is usually cooked with onions 1114 25-aug-2018 100.0