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Can computers beat critics at naming best movies? Study says maybe
Can computers beat critics at naming best movies? Study says maybe

Move over, critics: Computers are the new film experts in Hollywood. According to a Northwestern University study released Monday, computer analysis has the potential to be as good or better at identifying significant films than human experts in the field. Using data from Internet Movie Database, researchers at Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering created an analytical system that measured the influence a film has over its history. Influence was measured by the number of times a film was credited in citations or attributions as a reference for other movies on IMDb. Citations between 15,425 U.S.-produced films on IMDb were analyzed. For comparison, researchers also...

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