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A Bayesian approach for the joint estimation of the multifractality parameter and integral scale based on the Whittle approximation

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Multifractal analysis is a powerful tool used in signal processing. Multifractal models are essentially characterized by two parameters, the multifractality parameter c2 and the integral scale A (the time scale beyond which multifractal properties vanish). Yet, most applications concentrate on estimating c2 while the estimation of A is in general overlooked, despite the fact that A potentially conveys important information. Joint estimation of c2 and A is challenging due to the statistical nature of multifractal processes (i.e. the strong dependence and non-Gaussian nature), and has barely been considered. The present contribution addresses these limitations and proposes a Bayesian procedure for the joint estimation of (c2, A). Its originality resides, first, in the construction of a generic multivariate model for the statistics of wavelet leaders for multifractal multiplicative cascade processes, and second, in the use of a suitable Whittle approximation for the likelihood associated with the model. The resulting model enables Bayesian estimators for (c2, A) to also be computed for large sample size. Performance is assessed numerically for synthetic multifractal processes and illustrated for wind-tunnel turbulence data. The proposed procedure significantly improves estimation of c2 and yields, for the first time, reliable estimates for A.
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hal-01387798 , version 1 (26-10-2016)

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Sébastien Combrexelle, Herwig Wendt, Patrice Abry, Nicolas Dobigeon, Stephen Mc Laughlin, et al.. A Bayesian approach for the joint estimation of the multifractality parameter and integral scale based on the Whittle approximation. 40th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2015), Apr 2015, Brisbane, Australia. pp.3886-3890, ⟨10.1109/ICASSP.2015.7178699⟩. ⟨hal-01387798⟩
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