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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1823–1829

Measurement of the relationship between perceived and computed color differences

Pedro A. García, Rafael Huertas, Manuel Melgosa, and Guihua Cui  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 24, Issue 7, pp. 1823-1829 (2007)

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Using simulated data sets, we have analyzed some mathematical properties of different statistical measurements that have been employed in previous literature to test the performance of different color-difference formulas. Specifically, the properties of the combined index P F 3 (performance factor obtained as average of three terms), widely employed in current literature, have been considered. A new index named standardized residual sum of squares (STRESS), employed in multidimensional scaling techniques, is recommended. The main difference between P F 3 and STRESS is that the latter is simpler and allows inferences on the statistical significance of two color-difference formulas with respect to a given set of visual data.

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OCIS Codes
(330.1690) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color
(330.1730) Vision, color, and visual optics : Colorimetry

ToC Category:
Vision and Color

Original Manuscript: October 9, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2007
Published: June 13, 2007

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Pedro A. García, Rafael Huertas, Manuel Melgosa, and Guihua Cui, "Measurement of the relationship between perceived and computed color differences," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 1823-1829 (2007)

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