Colourful language : Measuring word–colour associations

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Proceedings titleProceedings of the ACL 2011 Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics
Conference49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL), June 19-24, 2011, Portland, Oregon, USA
Pages# of pages: 10
AbstractSince many real-world concepts are associated with colour, for example danger with red, linguistic information is often complimented with the use of appropriate colours in information visualization and product marketing. Yet, there is no comprehensive resource that captures concept–colour associations. We present a method to create a large word–colour association lexicon by crowdsourcing. We focus especially on abstract concepts and emotions to show that even though they cannot be physically visualized, they too tend to have strong colour associations. Finally, we show how word–colour associations manifest themselves in language, and quantify usefulness of co-occurrence and polarity cues in automatically detecting colour associations.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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