Which Sci-Fi Films Get Cited in Research?

Do the robots of “Star Wars” or the genetically-engineered dinosaurs of “Jurassic Park” have any influence on real-world scientific research? Many scientists and engineers can probably list their favorite science fiction films that inspired their careers and work. But data science could help dig deeper into science fiction’s influence within the thousands of research papers found in online databases.

This idea of identifying influential sci-fi films in research grew out of a conversation

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