# Questions tagged [correlation]

Correlation or Cross-Correlation is a measure of similarity of two waveforms as a function of a time-lag applied to one of them.

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### How Cross-Correlation means similarity?

When I look at the exquation of Cross-Correlation in wikipedia(the descrete one) and I just cant see how it means similarity between two signals. I just see Sum of fixed signal with moving signal.
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### Understanding correlation in image processing using examples

I have been trying to understand the intuition behind the correlation. I understand from this guide that correlation is a way to detect a known waveform in a noisy background. I have seen from this SO ...
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### What is the time reversal convolution

Given a signal $r(t)$ which is a result of convolution between signal $x(t)$ and a channel $h(t)$ as below : $r(t) = h(t)*x(t);$ what I know, the time reversal convolution can be process as ...
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### Pearson correlation coefficient vs mutual information

I recently computed both the pearson coefficient and the mutual information of two time series as well as the corresponding error bars, and what I find out in the end is a significant level of ...
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### Are there methods to measure how the change in one signal will affect another signal?

I have two distinct signals and I would like to compute their correlation. However, I think that just computing the crosscorrelation does not work here, since the signals are from different sources — ...
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### Decorrelation for Adaptive Feedback Cancellation: How does it work?

I am going through lecture slides on adaptive feedback cancellation right now, and several decorrelation measures are mentioned. As I understand, these are important in order to avoid a bias in filter ...
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### Find repeating sequences in audio file

I have a long audio file (12+ hours). I know that there are some unknown small (2 minutes each or thereabout, it varies) repeating (not bit by bit: it is recorded with a mic) chunks in it, repeating ...
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### Practical question about DFT in Matlab

Please consider this piece of code: ...
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### Correlation of independent random processes

Suppose $X(t)$ and $Y(t)$ be two independent random processes. Is $E(X(t_1)Y(t_2))$ necessarily zero?
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### Validating Jakes model in Rayleigh Fading channels

I am trying to validate the Jakes model by comparing the autocorrelation function given by $\rho(\Delta t ) = J_{0}(2 \pi f_{d} \Delta t)$, where $f_{d}$ is the maximum Doppler shift, $J_{0}$ is ...
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### What is definition of independent random variable

I wan't to ask that if E{X}=0 E{Y}=0 and E{XY}=0 then how can I verify if the two random variables are independent or not. X , Y are both continuous random variables {I am not able to recall ...
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### Maximum cross-correlation coefficient value for time delay estimation

I am using cross-correlation for time delay estimation of two synchronized recordings ($x_1$ and $x_2$) of a fixed sound source from two different locations. I understand that the delay is associated ...
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### high & low pass correlated dither noise question

I read a pretty cool article the other day: https://www.digido.com/ufaqs/dither-noise-probability-density-explained/ It says that if you have two dice (A and B) that you can roll both dice and then......
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### Combine correlating input signals to generate multiple output signals

Choosing a descriptive title was quite hard, as I am not sure how to describe my problem accurately. I have a mechanical system fitted with several sensors (Strain Gauges and motion Sensors). There ...
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### How can i calculate a matrix of correlation?

I want to implement my own music algorithm detecting an angle of arrival of non-stationary signal and I need to make a matrix of correlation of this signal. I have problem because I don't know how to ...
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### Can somebody explain SDF and MACE to me?

I can't find any information on SDF and MACE save for a vague exert in Kinser's Image Operators books. Therefore I am dumbfounded. I can't understand what they do and what's their role in composite ...
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### Signals Cross Correlation from Their Power Spectral Densities?

For two real valued signals $f$ and $g$ with their corresponding power spectral densities $|F(k)|^2$ and $|G(k)|^2$ Is there a way to get an intuition of how correlated $f$ and $g$ are just by looking ...
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### Cross Correlation, how can any signals except the trivial cases be uncorrelated?

I have been working on a problem where I am trying to subtract two Power Spectral Densities (PSD's) from one another in the following way. $$|F(k) - G(k)|^2 = |F(k)|^2 - |G(k)|^2$$ Which is only ...
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### What kind of power spectrum implies uncorrelation in time?

I am new in signal processing field, and actually I just need some basic tools for what I am working on. I've learnt that the autocorrelation function is the inverse Fourier transform of the signal's ...
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### Aperiodic Correlation function using FFT Method

Periodic correlation function between two binary sequences say x and y can be computed using FFT. corr_value = ifft(fft(x).*conj(fft(y)); Can some one please help on how to compute aperiodic ...
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### Why is correlation involved? - Axis Rescaling for a 2D axes - brightfield illumination microscopy of blood cells

for 1D axis rescaling, you use a FOV calculation len_pixel=total_magnification * len_specimen_in_pixel len_specimen_in_pixel=len_pixel/total_magnification and then to get the axes rescaled, you do ...
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### Time delay estimation of signals increasingly decorrelated

The problem may be summarized as follows: I have a stochastic signals and I want to measure an increasing delay, as depicted in the following picture. The picture represents the signal as it is being ...
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### What is the Fastest Way Ever to Do 2D Correlation?

Here is what i gathered so far: Any sliding window classification, image filtering or similar can be fastly done by a FFT (flip the signal and do convolution). Also, if the template/filter kernel is ...
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### What is the betwwen [i,j] and [u,v] in explinations of correlation and convolution (picture attached)?

I don't know how to write 'summation' symbol here hence posting the picture. Can someone explain to me the difference between i,j and u,v in this explanation of correlation and convolution? I know ...
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### Efficient correlation of a low duty cycle training sequence

Is there a way to efficiently correlate a training sequence that is N samples long, framed at M samples where M >> N, with L occurrences of such frames (see below). For the pedants, the training ...
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### What is the difference between using corrcoef to compare two signals by column, and as whole matrices?

I have two matrices, which represent acceleration readings of the same event from two seperate sensors, and I would like to calculate the correlation coefficients so that I may get a measure of how ...
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### How to get the background noise of microphone?

I am working on the automatic volume control for television which should take care of background noise. For this, I need to first find out the background noise. I have read in research papers that we ...
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### Detection complex vectors by using correlation

I sent out a complex vector $x_i \in \{x_1,...x_n \}$ and receive a vector $y$. I use correlation $y^Hx_i$ to detect which $i$ was sent. If $y$ is corrupted by AWGN channel, the optimum rule should ...
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### Co-prediction of signals

Is there any plausible method to estimate or predict one signal, on the basis of known value of another signal, provided the two signals bear a strong correlation? For instance, the audio amplitude ...
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### Physical interpretation of 4th-order correlations

BACKGROUND: Let's say we have samples of a random process $X(t)$ at two different times, $t_1$ and $t_2$, denoted $X(t_1), X(t_2)$. The values of $X(t)$ represent some voltage-like quantity (i.e. a ...
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### Correlation of a signal

I have one sample for a signal. This sample is a vector of length 384. I need to calculate the correlation matrix for this signal,So I need many samples for the same signal. How can i generate these ...
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### Correlation between slightly misaligned images

I am matching camera images of projection screens with rendered pages of PDF documents using Pearson's and Spearman's correlation coefficient. When the images (3, 4, 5) are aligned, this works fine in ...
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### BER performance of fractional equalizers for colored noise

I am trying to compare the BER performance of fractional and symbol spaced equalizers for channel equalization in colored noise scenario. I have found from simulation that for positively correlated ...
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### How we can show that 2 correlated videos are similar?

Can I tell that different versions of the same video are correlated to each other? and if so, how can I show this correlation? for example, high-quality and poor-quality versions of the same video. ...
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### Matrix cross correlation in python

I'm currently performing matrix cross correlation in python using : C = scipy.signal.correlate2d(A,A) where A is a 2D matrix, typically a picture. As you can ...
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### Correlation peformed by convolution

Background: The question here is related to images in particular and not signal/waveforms. I have been reading a lot of answers about the difference between convolution and correlation but I am stuck ...
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### How can I align these two signals? Cross correlation isn't working properly

I have two radios sampling simultaneously, and I am trying to time-align their two signals (they will always start sampling at slightly different times with random delays due to hardware differences). ...
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### How can I synchronize signal from an LED and TTL pulses better?

I would like to synchronize my video and voltage data using Python. I sent $150\text{ ms}$ long TTL pulses to a computer recording the voltage data, at the same time as to an LED in the field of view ...
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### Calculation of Correlation Matrix

In the description of any Beamforming Technique for microphone array signal processing there is a usage of the co-relation matrix. What is the use of calculating such a co-relation matrix in such ...
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### Investigating correlation for unequal signal lengths

I have measurements from two tablet sensors. The first sensor measures the touch pressure applied to the tablet and the second sensor is the acceleration of the tablet (in z direction). The sensor ...
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### Designing an efficient curve-matching algorithm

I'm currently designing a curve-matching algorithm and as I already explored many ideas I'm requesting your help. So, if you got some advices about how to handle this problem, feel free to answer! ...
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### DoA estimation using microphone array

I am using an array of 4 microphones in a square formation. My goal is to estimate the direction (azimuth only) of incoming speech sound. The array looks like this: I have recordings from the array ...
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### Why do we need to conjugate complex signals in autocorrelation and cross correlation

Why is it necessary to conjugate $f(t)$ while performing auto correlation or cross correlation with respect to $g(t)$, if $f(t)$ and $g(t)$ are complex signals?
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### Difference between $\mathbb{E}[\mathbf{x} \mathbf{x}^{\rm{H}}]$ and $\mathbb{E}[(\mathbf{x}-\boldsymbol{\mu}) (\mathbf{x}-\boldsymbol{\mu})^{\rm{H}}]$

Let us have a random vector $\mathbf{x} \sim \mathcal{CN} (\boldsymbol{\mu}, \boldsymbol{\Sigma})$ with $\boldsymbol{\mu} \neq \mathbf{0}$. What can we say about the relationship between the elements ...
I can see most of the places it says "convolution is associative, while correlation, in general, is not". Denote $*$ convolution operator, let's say you have an image $f$, which you need to convolve ...