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Principal author Dolores Labs
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Title Dolores Labs Blog > Blog Archive > Where does “Blue” end and “Red” begin?
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Year of publication 2008
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— Added by Test User Tue 22 April 2008 6:24 pm

An informal experiment: using Amazon's Mechanical Turk to farm queries out to thousands of respondents, the investigators asked respondents to name randomly-generated colors. Then they map the responses onto a color wheel. It's an interesting view of how the surveyed population organizes color, how likely they are to use simple versus qualified ("light magenta") color names, how likely they are to use uncommon color names ("cerulean"), and so forth. They also provide tools for mining the data set.

— Michael Wojcik
Sun 20 April 2008 6:22 pm

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— Michael Wojcik
Wed 23 April 2008 7:38 pm