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We present examples of a new type of wavelet basis functions that are orthogonal across shifts but not across scales. The analysis functions are piecewise linear while the synthesis functions are polynomial splines of degree n (odd). The approximation power of these representations is essentially as good as that of the corresponding Battle-Lemarie orthogonal wavelet transform, with the difference that the present wavelet synthesis filters have a much faster decay. This last property, together with the fact that these transformations are almost orthogonal, may be useful for image coding applications.
Date of Publication: March 1996