In Volume 13 Issue 390 of the Linguist List (Tuesday 12th February 2002), I posted the following query:
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?The original posting is also archived at the Linguist List site. You can peruse the collection of responses I received.
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.