This color thesaurus is a part of the PhD thesis work of Albrecht Lindner.
You can find more details on this research page.
If you are using (parts of) this work, please cite the
Albrecht Lindner, Bryan Zhi Li, Nicolas Bonnier, and Sabine Süsstrunk,
A Large-Scale Multi-Lingual Color Thesaurus, IS&T Color and Imaging Conference, 2012.
Special thanks goes to XKCD as their English Color Survey inspired us to do this project.