Journal article

Efficient compression in color naming and its evolution

Noga Zaslavsky, Charles Kemp, Terry Regier, Naftali Tishby

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences | NATL ACAD SCIENCES | Published : 2018


Awarded by Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Award

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Daniel Reichman for facilitating the initial stages of our collaboration, Delwin Lindsey and Angela Brown for kindly sharing their English color-naming data with us, Bevil Conway and Ted Gibson for kindly sharing their color-salience data with us, and Paul Kay for useful discussions. This study was supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation (N.T.), IBM PhD Fellowship Award (to N.Z.), and Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Award HDTRA11710042 (to T.R.). Part of this work was done while N.Z. and N.T. were visiting the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at University of California, Berkeley.