Paper: Even the Abstract have Color: Consensus in Word-Colour Associations

ACL ID P11-2064
Title Even the Abstract have Color: Consensus in Word-Colour Associations
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2011
Authors

have Colour: Consensus in Word–Colour Associations Saif M. Mohammad Institute for Information Technology National Research Council Canada. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0R6 saif.mohammad@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca Abstract Colour is a key component in the success- ful dissemination of information. Since many real-world concepts are associated with colour, for example danger with red, linguistic information is often complemented with the use of appropriate colours in information vi- sualization and product marketing. Yet, there is no comprehensive resource that captures concept–colour associations. We present a method to create a large word–colour asso- ciation lexicon by crowdsourcing. A word- choice question was used to obtain sense-level annotations and to ensure data quality. We fo- cus especi...