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PINHEIRO, Ana Carla Marques; NUNES, Cleiton Antônio  and  VIETORIS, Vladimir. SensoMaker: a tool for sensorial characterization of food products. Ciênc. agrotec. [online]. 2013, vol.37, n.3, pp.199-201. ISSN 1413-7054.

SensoMaker is a free software for data analysis from sensory studies, which has modules with user-friendly interface. Data acquisition can be performed using different methods, such as category scale, linear scale, temporal dominance of sensations (TDS), and time-intensity (TI). Results can be analyzed by a variety of methods, such as conventional internal and external preference mapping, three-way internal and external preference mapping, principal component analysis, hierarchical cluster analysis, TDS and TI curves, in addition to Tukey and Dunnett tests. High quality graphics are easily obtained and exported to several formats. The software is useful during the development or improvement of products, when it is important to carefully note consumer preferences and to relate it to descriptive characteristics in order to ensure good product acceptance.

Keywords : Consumer; sensory analysis; software.

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