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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2582–2593

Parametric fuzzy sets for automatic color naming

Robert Benavente, Maria Vanrell, and Ramon Baldrich  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 10, pp. 2582-2593 (2008)

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In this paper we present a parametric model for automatic color naming where each color category is modeled as a fuzzy set with a parametric membership function. The parameters of the functions are estimated in a fitting process using data derived from psychophysical experiments. The name assignments obtained by the model agree with previous psychophysical experiments, and therefore the high-level color-naming information provided can be useful for different computer vision applications where the use of a parametric model will introduce interesting advantages in terms of implementation costs, data representation, model analysis, and model updating.

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OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(100.5010) Image processing : Pattern recognition
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.1758) Imaging systems : Computational imaging

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: January 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2008
Published: September 25, 2008

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Robert Benavente, Maria Vanrell, and Ramon Baldrich, "Parametric fuzzy sets for automatic color naming," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 2582-2593 (2008)

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