Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nominal Scaling of Print Substrates

Towards the end of Giordano's AIC presentation is a preview of our next paper "Nominal Scaling of Print Substrates".

This paper has recently issued as a technical report.

One way to look at this paper is what to do when you have 100 different types of commercial print media on the floor of your cube. They vary by color, thickness, surface texture, opacity and more. They come from multiple vendors. They have multiple branded names and descriptors.

How can this pile be put into some kind of order?

Given our interest in naming, mostly color thus far, can we use unconstrained anchored lexical elicitation to derive a family tree of substrates?

Download the report to see our experimental results and some discussion about how this relates to nominal scaling.