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Transforming reflectance spectra into Munsell color space by using prime colors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17030816     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Independent researchers have proved mathematically that, given a set of color-matching functions, there exists a unique set of three monochromatic spectral lights that optimizes luminous efficiency and color gamut. These lights are called prime colors. We present a method for transforming reflectance spectra into Munsell color space by using hypothetical absorbance curves based on Gaussian approximations of the prime colors and a simplified version of opponent process theory. The derived color appearance system is represented as a 3D color system that is qualitatively similar to a conceptual representation of the Munsell color system. We illustrate the application of the model and compare it with existing models by using reflectance spectra obtained from 1,269 Munsell color samples.
A Kimball Romney; James T Fulton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2006-10-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0027-8424     ISO Abbreviation:  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-18     Completed Date:  2007-01-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505876     Medline TA:  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15698-703     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-5100, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Color Perception / physiology
Models, Biological*

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