Advances in Human-Computer Interaction / 2019 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

How Did Rumors on Twitter Diffuse and Change in Expression? An Investigation of the Process of Spreading Rumors on Twitter during the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

Table 1

Statement coding category and its definition.

CategoryDefinition

Authenticating (Au)Statements expressing the speaker’s attempt to add credibility to what he or she was saying.

Sense-making (Sm)Statements reflecting attempts to solve the problem of whether or not the rumor is true, including providing information to solve the problem.

Emotional (Em)Emotionally charged expressions that include both positive and negative feelings.

Interrogatory (I)Questions seeking information.

Directive (Dr)Statements that suggests a course of action.

Unrelated (Ur)Statements that are not relevant to the original rumor.

Uncodable (Uc)Statements that are not able to be categorized.

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