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
progressiivne_rock is a genre of music 1111 06-jul-2018 99.0  
bell_home is a location 1115 03-sep-2018 99.4  
kristin_kreuk is a female 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
page_learn is an office supply 1112 24-jul-2018 95.4  
alarm_clock_radio_with_ipod_dock is an item often found in a bedroom 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
westminster_hotel is a park in the city central_london 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
sweats is a clothing item to go with sweater 1111 06-jul-2018 93.8  
the sports team yankees was the winner of n1953_world_series 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
wfxg is a TV affiliate of the network fox 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
black_pepper is an agricultural product that is usually cooked with cayenne 1114 25-aug-2018 93.2