Statistics of color-matching experimental data



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Carreño Sánchez, Fernando and Zoido Chamorro, Jesús Manuel (1999) Statistics of color-matching experimental data. Applied Optics, 38 (1). pp. 208-218. ISSN 1559-128X

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By assuming that color matches are normally distributed in XYZ space, we present a rigorous statistical technique to obtain regions of equally noticeable chromaticity differences. The probability density function of color matches in (x, y, Y) space is calculated according to standard techniques in probability theory. The geometry of the chromaticity thresholds is computed for various confidence levels α. Because of the asymmetry of the probability density function in (x, y, Y) space, the chromaticity thresholds are not symmetrical around the color center. The asymmetries depend on the color center, and they increase when high confidence levels (α < 0.32) are considered. It is our opinion that the technique proposed here can provide a useful tool for checking and evaluating deviations from the elliptic geometry of the chromaticity thresholds. It is formally demonstrated that regions of equally noticeable chromaticity differences are not ellipses when the normality hypothesis is assumed in XYZ space.

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Received 4 June 1998; revised manuscript received 7 October

Uncontrolled Keywords:Color; Color vision; Colorimetry; Photometry
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
Medical sciences > Optics > Color
ID Code:46277
Deposited On:05 Feb 2018 08:31
Last Modified:05 Feb 2018 08:31

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