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
iftu_affiliated_unions is a trade union 1111 06-jul-2018 90.2  
sir_george_paget_thomson is a scientist 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
canadian_independent_short_film_festival is a film festival 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
mov_to_avi_mpeg_wmv_converter is a consumer electronic device 1111 06-jul-2018 99.9  
neck_muscles is a muscle 1111 06-jul-2018 99.8  
george_bush_jr_ is a U.S. politician endorsed by the U.S. politician gore 1113 15-aug-2018 93.8  
gerome_ragni died in the state or province new_york 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
st___charles_avenue is a street in the city new_orleans 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
kirby_puckett plays for the team twins 1116 12-sep-2018 99.6  
brian_wilson plays in the league nfl 1116 12-sep-2018 94.8