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Construction of Wavelet Bases That Mimic the Behaviour of Some Given Operator

Probably the most important property of wavelets for signal processing is their multiscale derivative-like behavior when applied to functions. In order to extend the class of problems that can profit of wavelet-based techniques, we propose to build new families of wavelets that behave like an arbitrary scale-covariant operator. Our extension is general and includes many known wavelet bases. At the same time, the method takes advantage a fast filterbank decomposition-reconstruction algorithm. We give necessary conditions for the scale-covariant operator to admit our wavelet construction, and we provide examples of new wavelets that can be obtained with our method.


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