19 January 2010 Color naming: color scientists do it between Munsell sheets of color
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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.
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Giordano B. Beretta, Giordano B. Beretta, Nathan M. Moroney, Nathan M. Moroney, } "Color naming: color scientists do it between Munsell sheets of color", Proc. SPIE 7528, Color Imaging XV: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, 75280V (19 January 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.846957; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.846957
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