Multi-dimensional complex-valued Gabor wavelet networks

K. L. Mak, P. Peng, Ka Fai Cedric Yiu, L. K. Li

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This paper proposes a new complex-valued wavelet network based on Gabor transfer functions which have complex-valued weights, input/output variables and translation parameters. A learning algorithm is developed by using the technique of genetic algorithm to facilitate implementation of the network. The effectiveness of the proposed network is evaluated by applying the network to approximate several complicated nonlinear functions, and to tackle the 4-QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) digital communications channel equalization and the image enhancement via feature extraction problems in signal processing. Indeed, the evaluation results obtained by testing the proposed wavelet network with real facial and textile fabric images clearly show that it is a very useful tool for solving problems in the field of complex-valued signal analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1755-1768
Number of pages14
JournalMathematical and Computer Modelling
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013


  • Complex-valued wavelet network
  • Gabor function
  • Genetic algorithm
  • Multi-dimensional wavelets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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