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### What distance metric can I use for comparing images?

I usually use the mean squared error (MSE) or peak signal-to-noise ratio (PSNR) to compare two images, but this isn't good enough. I need to find a formula that returns a very big distance between an ...
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### Good metric for qualitatively comparing image patches

I am trying to "match" little square patches in an image. At first glance, it seems reasonable to simply do a Euclidean distance style comparison of two of these arrays to get a "similarity" measure. ...
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### Quantitative Comparison of Scaled, Delayed and Warped Signals

The following question is detailed in 1D, with time as the ordinal variable. Similar questions could apply in other dimensions. In several signal processing techniques, such as blind source ...
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### Black box signal prediction

I have a stateful black box with four real-valued inputs and one real-valued output. My problem is to predict the output at each moment in time, given the sequence of inputs seen up to that point. ...
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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 [1], I read the following 2 interesting statements. On page 488: ...
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### What is a good distance measure for matching SIFT descriptors depending on the distribution of their noise?

I have read some papers about distance measures like Euclidean, Manhattan or Chi-Square for matching gradient based image descriptors like those computed from the SIFT Algorithm (128-D vectors). Most ...
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### Metric Spaces: Why $L_\infty$ selects the maximum value

I have a basic question about the metric spaces. There are several metric spaces like $L_1$, $L_2$ to $L_\infty$. The $L_p$ metric is defined by the following equation: d_p(x,y)=\left(\sum_{i=1}^{n}...
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### nearest neighbor implementation matlab

I am trying to implement this research paper: I understand everything in the paper except the part about the nearest neighbors calculation (section 3). The only MATLAB function I can think of that ...
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### Distance from an object.. Where is the camera origine?

I compute the distance from an object (Chessboard) using OpenCv and my camera parameters using those steps: findChessboardCorners solvePnP ->Distance The distance I get is between two points: the ...
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### “Circular shift - invariant” distance

Couldn't decide whether the question belongs on Mathematics or here, but I guess I'll ask it here. I've got a discrete - valued function defined on a finite segment of a line that looks like this: ...
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### Distance-metric for SIFT descriptors matching

Will using Cosine-Similarity or Histogram Intersection as distance-metric, for matching SIFT descriptors, help to get better results? Anybody tried on that ever?
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### How to determine relative distance between 3 in-phase transmitters by analysis of received signal

I would like to determine with high accuracy the relative distances between three RF transmitters a few meters apart by analysis of phase interference in the received wave, the receiver being at an ...