Colour in Context
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The CVC colour group focuses its research in areas related to computational colour within computer vision. Our long term objective is to create computer algorithms that simulate human perception and categorisation of colour. To achieve this aim, we study colour as a visual cue in its context. Our main research lines are colour constancy, induction, saliency, texture,segmentation and naming.



Chromatic Settings: new colour constancy paradigm
In our study, we developed a new colour constancy paradigm, termed chromatic setting, which allows measuring the precise location of nine categorically-relevant points in colour space under immersive illumination. Additionally, we derived from these measurements a new colour constancy index which takes into account the magnitude and orientation of the chromatic shift, memory effects and the interrelations among colours and a model of colour naming tuned to each observer/adaptation state.
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Parametric model for Color Naming
A full parametric model has been defined on the CIE lab space. Each of the 11 basic colour categories is modelled with a fuzzy set characterized by a combination of sigmoids as membership functions.
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Chromatic Induction
We propose a computational model that reprodce chromatic induction processes unifying chromatic assimilation and chromatic contrast into a single perceptual process.
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High Dynamic Range
We try to perform a High Dynamic Range compression of color images using perceptual criterias.
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Psychophysical Error Measure for Colour Constancy
In this paper we propose a new evaluation in order to compare solutions of different colour constancy algorithms. this new approach is based on a psychophysical experiment to relate this new evaluation with human perception instead of physical properties.
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