Formal Modeling and Analysis of Color Categorization; Innovations and Insights Since Berlin and Kay (1969)
Friday and Saturday, November 2 & 3, 2018
Duncan Luce Conference Room, Social Science Plaza A, Room 2112 (Building #211 on UCI Campus Map)

Conference Abstract

Schedule of Talks

 Friday, November 2nd

9:30 Coffee and Opening Remarks: K.A. Jameson & A. K. Romney

10:30 "From Basic Color Terms to the World Color Survey: A self-indulgent chronicle".  Brent Berlin & Paul Kay

11:30 "The World Color Survey (WCS) Online Digital Archive". Richard Cook

12:30 Lunch Break

2:00 "Evolutionary models of color categorization". Natalia Komarova

3:00 "A mathematical approach to color categorization studies". Nicole Fider

4:00 Coffee break

4:10 "Further evolution of natural categorization systems: A new approach to evolving color concepts". Maryam Gooyabadi

5:10 "Two Italian basic blue categories: Visualizing diatopic variation of referential meanings". Galina V. Paramei

6:10 Discussion and Adjourn

         Speakers Dinner (by invitation)

Saturday, November 3rd

9:30 "The sparse, distributed, diverse mapping of color terms onto color space, Part I: Motifs and Hering theory". Angela Brown & Delwin Lindsey

10:30 "The sparse, distributed, diverse mapping of color terms onto color space, Part II: Hadzane, the color communication game, and color sorting". Delwin Lindsey & Angela Brown

11:30 "When does "Bright" mean "Prototypal"? Color-term modifiers in five European languages, examined with color-survey data". David Bimler & Mari Uuskula

12:30 Lunch break

2:00 "Color naming and cognition in computational perspective". Terry Regier

3:00 "Quantifying diachronic change in category meaning using evolutionary models of learning". Kirbi Joe

4:00 Coffee break

4:10 "Mechanisms of color, uncovered by neuroscience and language". Bevil Conway

5:10 "Color categories and the perceptual representation of color". Michael A. Webster

6:10 Discussion and adjourn 

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Conference Logistics 

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Parking: Suggested parking is located in the Social Sciences Parking Structure (SSPS), purchase parking permits during standard hours of operation from attendant at the entrance located on the corners of Campus Drive and Stanford Court.

Airport Information: Airports closest to UC Irvine: John Wayne Airport (SNA), Long Beach Airport (LGB), and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Shuttle Information:

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