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Generalized Word Shift Graphs: A Method for Visualizing and Explaining Pairwise Comparisons Between Texts



Ryan J. Gallagher , Morgan R. Frank , Lewis Mitchell , Aaron J. Schwartz , Andrew J. Reagan , Christopher M. Danforth , Peter Sheridan Dodds

* 20 pages, 7 figures, 2 tables 

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Storywrangler: A massive exploratorium for sociolinguistic, cultural, socioeconomic, and political timelines using Twitter



Thayer Alshaabi , Jane L. Adams , Michael V. Arnold , Joshua R. Minot , David R. Dewhurst , Andrew J. Reagan , Christopher M. Danforth , Peter Sheridan Dodds

* Main text: 9 pages, 4 figures; Supplementary text: 11 pages, 8 figures, 4 tables. Website: https://storywrangling.org/ Code: https://gitlab.com/compstorylab/storywrangler 

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English verb regularization in books and tweets



Tyler J. Gray , Andrew J. Reagan , Peter Sheridan Dodds , Christopher M. Danforth

* 15 pages, 9 figures, and 4 tables. Online appendices at https://www.uvm.edu/storylab/share/papers/gray2018a/ 

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Towards a science of human stories: using sentiment analysis and emotional arcs to understand the building blocks of complex social systems



Andrew J. Reagan

* 286 pages, PhD dissertation, University of Vermont (2017) 

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Divergent discourse between protests and counter-protests: #BlackLivesMatter and #AllLivesMatter



Ryan J. Gallagher , Andrew J. Reagan , Christopher M. Danforth , Peter Sheridan Dodds

* 26 pages, 27 figures 

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The emotional arcs of stories are dominated by six basic shapes



Andrew J. Reagan , Lewis Mitchell , Dilan Kiley , Christopher M. Danforth , Peter Sheridan Dodds

* Manuscript: 10 pages, 7 figures. Supplementary: 81 pages, 29 figures 

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Benchmarking sentiment analysis methods for large-scale texts: A case for using continuum-scored words and word shift graphs



Andrew J. Reagan , Brian Tivnan , Jake Ryland Williams , Christopher M. Danforth , Peter Sheridan Dodds

* 45 pages, 34 figures. More dictionaries added 

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Zipf's law is a consequence of coherent language production



Jake Ryland Williams , James P. Bagrow , Andrew J. Reagan , Sharon E. Alajajian , Christopher M. Danforth , Peter Sheridan Dodds

* 5 pages, 4 figures 

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Human language reveals a universal positivity bias



Peter Sheridan Dodds , Eric M. Clark , Suma Desu , Morgan R. Frank , Andrew J. Reagan , Jake Ryland Williams , Lewis Mitchell , Kameron Decker Harris , Isabel M. Kloumann , James P. Bagrow , Karine Megerdoomian , Matthew T. McMahon , Brian F. Tivnan , Christopher M. Danforth

* Manuscript: 7 pages, 4 figures; Supplementary Material: 49 pages, 43 figures, 6 tables. Online appendices available at http://www.uvm.edu/storylab/share/papers/dodds2014a/ 

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