This color thesaurus is one part of the PhD thesis work of Albrecht Lindner.
You can find more details on the related research page.
If you are using (parts of) this work, please cite the corresponding publication:
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 the XKCD color survey as its English color names gave a jumpstart to this project.