# 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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### Correlation using fft and xcorr and plot both answers (Matlab) [closed]

I am trying to calculate autocorrelation using fft and xcorr and plot the grafhic with both cases. ...
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### Triple correlation in MATLAB

How can I calculate a triple correlation between 3 signals A,B,C (each has 2 million samples)? I know xcorr do it for 2 signals by FFT each signal, multiplication and iFFT back. Since xcorr cannot do ...
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### Echo cancelling using autocorrelation function

I was given a problem, but I couldn't solve. I did some researches but I still didn't figure it out. Here is the problem: An audio signal $s(t)$ is generated by a speaker reflects in a wall with ...
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### How to measure the time dependent correlation of two signals

I have two signals (time series) shown in the plot below. Just by looking at the figure, we can see that the two main peaks of both signals are very closely aligned (correlated), however the red ...
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### Auto Correlation vs Cross Correlation vs Convolution and their applications

I know from wikipedia that auto correlation in done on the same signal while cross correlation is done on different signals.But what does this actually imply in terms of application.I can always apply ...
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### Finding Correlation response in fourier domain

Lets say I have a system that is trying to find a small image (assume all images are grayscale) within in an image by using correlation. So this system has the baseline image, and I input 5 different ...
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### PSD and $\lim_{T\rightarrow \infty} \frac 1 {2T} \int_{-T}^T x(t)\bar y(t)\,dt$

From Wikipedia, I taken a definition of power spectral density: For continued signals that describe, for example, stationary physical processes, it makes more sense to define a power spectral density ...
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### Power Spectrum Analysis

In order to find a peak or max response in the fourier domain as in the spatial domain, I have been studying bartlett's method, welch's method, and the blackman-tukey method for more accurate power ...
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### Finding dependence between two sparse signals

I am new to signal processing and would really appreciate your help. happy to provide more context/details. In my research, I have a system that has many sensors $X_1, \ldots, X_N$ and using this ...
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### Correlation between two graphs in Matlab

I am trying to make a system that detects footsteps. First I filter and decimate the original signal, then I make a convolution between the filtered signal and a single footstep, then I extract the ...
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### Can we decompose a correlated random variable into correlated plus uncorrelated?

Assume a random sequence $Y_k = X_k \cdot H_k + W_k$ where $X_k$ is a deterministic quantity, $H_k$ is a correlated random sequence, $W_k$ is Additive White Gaussian random sequence. Can we ...
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### Looking for an algorithm that computes "Similarity" between two signals

I'm new in this forum! ... and I'm not an expert in signal processing! ... So I hope to find help here:-) I was wondering if someone could point me to an algorithm/technique that is used to compare ...
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### Extract amplitudes

I have two mixed signals like $A_1f(t) + A_2g(t)$, where $f(t)$ and $g(t)$ are sinusoidal. I want to extract the amplitude infos. Directly I can not get the amplitudes (or I don't know how to). What I ...
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### What is spatial correlation?

What does the spatial correlation of a signal say about it?How is it different from autocorrelation? `
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### Measuring typical seperation between patches using 2D Fourier Transform

I need to extract information about the typical distance between the black patches in an image like the one I attached here. Typical distance would be the the most frequent separation between two ...
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### Image registration / fusion optimal similarity metrics

I have a theoretical question about optimal similarity metrics for comparing data sets. In reading this linked paper, pp. 488-489 , I read the following 2 interesting statements. On page 488: ...
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### improve delay detection between two signals

Hi there I'm trying to measure time delay of one percussive event recorded by two contact mikes on a glass surface. I decided to check the cross correlation (via FFT) and detect the index of the max ...
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### Problems filtering image with prewitt

I'm trying to filter an image vertically to get the edges, in MATLAB, but I get very different results from convultion and correlation. CODE: ...
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### Find Short Clip of Audio Within Longer Clip Of Audio

I need help figuring out a way to automatically synchronize two audio files that are both different recordings of the same source. More info below. This example is from a concert, where there is only ...
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### Correlation between Sin and Square wave

I would like to know how $\frac T2$ came for time period in the image below.Because I think the frequncy is 1 so time period should be 1.Is that correct? or can anyone help me.. The article from ...
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### Similarity between two Signals: cycle by cycle

I need to find the similarity between two signals, i.e., measured signal and the reference signal(e.g. a simple sinusoidal signal). What I mean by similarity is, if there is any decentralized glitch ...
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### Image correlation confidence measure

I am trying to calculate the disparity between stereo image pairs. I'm using what appears to be the standard approach of correlating between a window of pixels from one image and a sliding window ...
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### Why does a phase shift in the frequency domain not produce a time delay in the time domain?

Suppose I have an input signal which represents a vehicle front suspension response that has been measured using an accelerometer. It is seen that the measured rear suspension response is effectively ...
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### Measuring the similarity of two waveforms [closed]

I have two approximately sine truncated waveforms of different amplitudes and I want a numerical measure of how similar they are to each other. I am sending a sonic pulse train whose multiple ...
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### Cross-Correlation : Comparing two signals or finding the location of a target

I read across places that cross-correlation of two signal (a radar sending a signal and receiving it back) one can detect the location (distance) of a target from a point and that cross-correlation ...
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### Autocorrelation function of a discrete signal

For a certain experiment of which I have data, I want to calculate the autocorrelation of the measurements. For this I used the expression from Wikipedia, which reads Here, $n$ is the dataset's size, ...
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### Extracting common signal from 4 sets of observations

I am working on a signal processing assignment where I need to find out one common time domain signal from 4 observation. The math is like this: \begin{array}{lcl} y_1(t) & = & a_1(t)*x(t) + ...