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Color naming: color scientists do it between Munsell sheets of color

Paper Abstract

With the advent of high dynamic range imaging and wide gamut color spaces, gamut mapping algorithms have to nudge image colors much more drastically to constrain them within a rendering device's gamut. Classical colorimetry is concerned with color matching and the developed color difference metrics are for small distances. For larger distances, categorization becomes a more useful concept. In the gamut mapping case, lexical distance induced by color names is a more useful metric, which translates to the condition that a nudged color may not cross a name boundary. The new problem is to find these color name boundaries. We compare the experimental procedures used for color naming by linguists, ethnologists, and color scientists and propose a methodology that leads to robust repeatable experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 2010
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 7528, Color Imaging XV: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, 75280V (19 January 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.846957
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Giordano B. Beretta, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
Nathan M. Moroney, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7528:
Color Imaging XV: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications
Reiner Eschbach; Gabriel G. Marcu; Shoji Tominaga; Alessandro Rizzi, Editor(s)

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