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Related to the calculation, verification, usage, and requirements for Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients.

MFCCs are commonly derived as follows:

  1. Take the Fourier transform of (a windowed excerpt of) a signal.
  2. Map the powers of the spectrum obtained above onto the mel scale, using triangular overlapping windows.
  3. Take the logs of the powers at each of the mel frequencies.
  4. Take the discrete cosine transform of the list of mel log powers, as if it were a signal. The MFCCs are the amplitudes of the resulting spectrum.

Great tutorial on MFCC: MFCC Tutorial on Practical Cryptography

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