# Questions tagged [signal-processing]

Numerical analysis of a digitized signal

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### How can the autocorrelation function of an oscillating time series always be positive?

I have an oscillating time series which has a Lorentzian shaped power spectrum, centered about a dominant frequency. After taking the autocorrelation of this time series, I see that it's nearly always ...
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### For time-series forecasting , is it correct to use signal decomposition methods (e.g., EMD or ITD ) to pre-process the dataset?

Specific description of the signal decomposition issue in time series forecasting While we forecast the time series with various deep learning models, signal decomposition like EMD (Empirical Mode ...
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### Model Architecture for Mapping Audio from Low-Quality Space to High-Quality

I am doing a side project, where I am planning on recording with a bad mic and a good mic concurrently, and am trying to make a model to map your low quality audio to the high quality space. First ...
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### Understanding centralization and normalization

I have the following task where I am given an audio signal: Center the signal (subtract the mean value) and normalize to a dynamic range of -1 to 1 (divide be maximum of the absolute value). If I ...
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### Unable to interpret p statistics for periodicity testing of signals [duplicate]

The meaning of P value is probability which should be number between 0 (the event never occurs) and 1 (the event occurs always). significance testing for periodicity using Matlab gives a documentation ...
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### Detect regularity in arrival times

I am working with series of arrival times. My typical dataset is made of 20-100 samples. I would like to detect regularity in the arrival time. By regularity, I mean that the inter-arrival times may ...
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### Is it a good practice to pad signal before feature extraction?

I have a question for you - is padding, before feature extraction with VGGish, a good practice? Our padding technique is to find the longest signal (which is loaded .wav signal) and then in every ...
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### What is the meaning of noise in a dataset with no dependant variable?

My understanding of noise & signal comes from the context of bias-variance tradeoff in supervised methods. But given a dataset with no dependant variable, how do you define noise? & how do you ...
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### Does it make more logical sense to model the discrete FFT output as a categorical variable or a numerical variable?

I am training a time-series data classifier and some of my features are the output of CT FFT. The results are of course discrete frequencies. I understand that they are in numerical order and higher ...
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### Seeking recommended literature search terms for a solution to a specific kind of data structure?

Hopefully this isn't considered too off-topic. I'm working in industry these days and came up with a solution to an analysis problem we'd been facing. I'd like to get a sense as to whether said ...