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Is there a defacto format for storing and transmitting smell digitally? Where can I obtain samples of such smell encodings? What reference dataset exists against which I can compare my smell sample to determine it might be the scent of an 'orange' or other scent?

There seems to be a lot of mostly theoretical material about how smell can be analysed, but little if any actual digital samples or reference data for conducting concrete experiments on that data.

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  • $\begingroup$ hilarious tomd (for a 5 year old), only serious replies would be appreciated $\endgroup$ – Craig Apr 21 '17 at 3:07

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