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Competing Interests

Amit Sheth is an Academic Editor for PeerJ Computer Science.

Author Contributions

Hemant Purohit conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, performed the computation work.

Tanvi Banerjee performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, performed the computation work.

Andrew Hampton performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables.

Valerie Shalin conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Nayanesh Bhandutia conceived and designed the experiments, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper, domain use of the analyses for Gender-based Violence.

Amit Sheth conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding the deposition of related data:

We plan to provide dataset of nearly 14 million tweets studied to the research community via conference data sharing forums, such as AAAI ICWSM.

Funding

Partial support for our study came from the U.S. National Science Foundation Social-Computational Systems (SoCS) program, for grant IIS–1111182 ‘Social Media Enhanced Organizational Sensemaking in Emergency Response’. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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