Analysis terminology

I was involved in a discussion about the difference between some terms that are frequently used: analysis, data processing, feature extraction, etc. To summarize my thoughts on how these terms are related, I made the little sketch below:


Rather than just storing it in my digital archive, I thought it might be useful for others, and could also hopefully lead to some interesting comments.

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Alexander Refsum Jensenius is a music researcher and research musician living in Oslo, Norway.