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Query Subject:   Computational Linguistics in the Movies
Author:   Robert Dale
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Computational Linguistics

Query:   Hi

My institution is running a series of 'Fact or Fiction?' movies, where
a popular movie is shown, followed by a discussion on the reality or
otherwise of what is portrayed in the movie; and I've been asked to
contribute something in the area of computational linguistics/language
technology/natural language processing. I wonder if anyone on the
list can suggest a good candidate movie?

I'm aware of the earlier discussion on Linguist of 'linguistics in the
movies', but my search of the archives didn't throw up anything that
was specifically a portrayal of NLP. Of course there are various
movies that portray artificial intelligence (the most obvious being of
course Kubrick's '2001'), but I'd rather find something that was more
about the specifically computational linguistic aspects, as opposed to
the more general machine intelligence aspects.

Anyone got any ideas? I will of course summarise responses to the

LL Issue: 13.390
Date posted: 12-Feb-2002


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