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.



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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Physics-based color image segmentation
Based on an analysis of the bi-directional reflection model we propose a method which is particularly suited for segmentation in the presence of shadow and highlight edges.
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Bottom-up visual saliency
In this project, we obtain saliency maps from color images using perceptual characteristics.
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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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Image Compression
The aim of this work is to apply perceptual concepts to defina a perceptual pre-quantizer in order to improve image compression algorithms.
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