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## Main Question or Discussion Point

**Short Time Fourier Transform -- invertible?**

On Wikipedia,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short-time_Fourier_transform" [Broken]

However, it's also saidThe STFT is invertible, that is, the original signal can be recovered from the transform by the Inverse STFT.

It can be seen, comparing to above that windowed "grain" or "wavelet" of x(t) is

http://www.visionopen.com/iGabor.png [Broken]

the inverse Fourier transform of X(τ,ω) for τ fixed.

That is to say, Gabor is invertible, it's able to obtain the original signal, but modulated.

original signal is obviously x(t),

w(t-τ) is the window function used to extract a local signal within this window,

which can also be looked on as a kind of modulation.

Therefore, in the above function (attached picture),

x(t)w(t-τ) can be computed, from the Gabor transformed data,

But, I'm dropping questions to ask, whether the true original data x(t) can be finally recovered?

as it's declared by Wiki itself

The STFT is invertible, that is, the original signal can be recovered from the transform by the Inverse STFT.

Can anybody help to make me clarified?

Best Regards

JIA Pei

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