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A New Baseline Correction Algorithm Using Objective Criteria

Volume 41, Number 3 (April 1987) Page 447-449

Liu, Juwhan; Koenig, Jack L.


A baseline correction algorithm using a least-squares procedure is developed. Linear or quadratic types of baselines are obtained through successive fitting and rejection of data points on a statistical basis. After the entire spectrum or a subsection is fitted to a least-squares line, the standard error of estimate is utilized as a criterion to determine if the fluctuation of each data point about the line can be thought of as the baseline fluctuation. Comments on various baseline correction procedures are also made.