Partial hue-matching

Alexander D. Logvinenko, Lesley L. Beattie

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It is widely believed that color can be decomposed into a small number of component colors. Particularly, each hue can be described as a combination of a restricted set of component hues. Methods, such as color naming and hue scaling, aim at describing color in terms of the relative amount of the component hues. However, there is no consensus on the nomenclature of component hues. Moreover, the very notion of hue (not to mention component hue) is usually defined verbally rather than perceptually. In this paper, we make an attempt to operationalize such a fundamental attribute of color as hue without the use of verbal terms. Specifically, we put forth a new method—partial hue-matching—that is based on judgments of whether two colors have some hue in common.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Vision
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2011


  • colour vision
  • hue
  • colour matching
  • vision sciences


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