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
american_coptic_association is a non-profit organization 1111 06-jul-2018 99.7  
da__j_popcon is a convention 1111 06-jul-2018 99.8  
university_of_phoenix_wichita_campus is a university 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
pa_state_department is a part of the government 1111 06-jul-2018 95.0  
n3_ is a video game 1111 06-jul-2018 100.0  
lebanon is a city that lies on the river hasbani 1112 24-jul-2018 93.8  
nogales is a city also known as santa_cruz 1112 24-jul-2018 93.8  
oscar_peterson is a person born on the date n1925 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
bush is a person who was written about in denver_post 1116 12-sep-2018 100.0  
triangle has shape geometry 1112 24-jul-2018 99.6