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NELL – The computer that learns language


Well this was a nice surprise. I stumbled across this article today about a computer at Carnegie Mellon University that can learn language and facts. And, its makers are teaching it to automatically scan the internet and learn on its own.

Called NELL, short for Never Ending Language Learner, you can find out more here.  At the moment it seems to have limited cognitive abilities, making simple errors that a small child would make. Perhaps its makers will address that in steps , and then maybe open up an interface so we could quiz the little guy. the one difference would be that eventually something like this would have far more of a repository of knowledge than other “bots”.

There’s also a paper on NELL here.

Update : These links are better.

The Official Page

NELL’s twitter page

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