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The Use of English Colour Terms in Big Data

Mylonas, D; Purver, M; Sadrzadeh, M; MacDonald, L; Griffin, L; (2015) The Use of English Colour Terms in Big Data. In: Yaguchi, H and Okajima, K and Ishida, T and Araki, K and Doi, M and Manabe, Y, (eds.) AIC 2015, Color and Image, Midterm Meeting of the International Color Association: Proceedings. The Color Science Association of Japan: Tokyo, Japan. Green open access

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This study explores the use of English colour names in large datasets from informal Twitter messages and the well-structured corpus of Google Books. Because colour names in text have no directly associated chromatic stimuli, the corresponding colour categories of colour words was assessed from responses in an online colour naming experiment. A comparison of the frequency in the three datasets revealed that the mapping of colour names to perceptually uniform colour spaces does not reflect natural language colour distributions.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: The Use of English Colour Terms in Big Data
Event: Midterm Meeting of the International Colour Association (AIC) 2015
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Dates: 19 May 2015 - 22 May 2015
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://aic2015.org/
Language: English
Keywords: colour, names, Twitter, Google Books, online, experiment, web
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1482221
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