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Toward Robust Categorical Color Perception

Beretta, Giordano; Moroney, Nathan; Recker, John Ludd
HP Laboratories


Keyword(s): color difference; language; color naming

Abstract: When implementing a software service for printing on commercial presses, it may be necessary to allow a casual user to modify the color rendering to remove a colorcast. In variable data printing, colored text on a colored background may no longer readable when the colors change or the text overflows. A high dynamic range photograph may require a large gamut mapping operation. These are examples where color matching and colorimetry are not adequate and a lexical color metric is more appropriate. We report on an experiment in progress to build a color name thesaurus. In particular, since lexical color is an acquired skill varying substantially from observer to observer, we present techniques we developed to increase robustness

7 Pages

Additional Publication Information: To be published and presented at 11th Congress of the International Colour Association (AIC) 2009, Sydney, Australia, September 27th to October 2nd 2009.

External Posting Date: June 21, 2009 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: June 21, 2009 [Fulltext]

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