A Communication Model of Scents Mediated by Sense-Descriptive Adjectives

  • Yuichi Bannai
  • Masayuki Ishizawa
  • Hiroshi Shigeno
  • Kenichi Okada
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4282)


Studies on olfactory communication using scents in addition to audio/visual information have recently become active. In a scent communication system, no representation scheme of scent information has been established due to lack of a basis for the smell. We introduced background scents that provide the ambience of image contents, and proposed a communication model for the background scents using sense-descriptive adjectives for association. The results of our experiments showed that the communication model is effective for enhancing the image contents.


Communication Model Background Music Content Creator Olfactory Information Database Site 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuichi Bannai
    • 1
    • 2
  • Masayuki Ishizawa
    • 2
  • Hiroshi Shigeno
    • 2
  • Kenichi Okada
    • 2
  1. 1.Canon Inc.Japan
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and InformaticsKeio UniversityJapan

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