|Principal author||Dolores Labs|
|Title||Dolores Labs Blog > Blog Archive > Where does “Blue” end and “Red” begin?|
|Found in||Dolores Labs Blog|
|Other information about the work|
|Place of publication|
|Year of publication||2008|
|Other publication information||<http://blog.doloreslabs.com/?p=11>|
— 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.
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