# Questions tagged [kernel]

A kernel is a function that acts as a parameter that is passed to some algorithm. For example, the two dimensional Gaussian kernel is often used as a parameter for low pass filtering in image processing.

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### Convolution of Two Kernels [OpenCV]

I've been completely stuck on a portion of my assignment for a few days now. After plenty of searching around, I have been unsuccessful in discovering information that leads me to the correct solution....
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### Volterra Kernel Convolution Method

Here I understand that the first term is a simple convolution of the input signal with first volterra kernel that I have acquired through farina sweep method, my question is if the second term is the ...
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### When should the sum of all elements of a gaussian kernel be zero?

I found an approximation of a 5x5 2D convolution kernel like this : Here, the sum of the elements is zero and this one was used for Laplacian of Gaussian! Another one here : This one has all ...
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### Why a Convolution Matrix Is Called a Kernel?

According to Wikipedia: In image processing, a kernel, convolution matrix, or mask is a small matrix. I am wondering, why the matrix is called a kernel? Does it has anything to do with kernel ...
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### How to correct phase of Diagonal Volterra kernels obtained with exponential sweep sine?

I'm trying to model a non-linear system using non-linear convolution with Novak's (2010) synchronized exponential sine weep (SESS) that models them with a Generalized Hammerstein (Volterra diagonal). ...
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### Using Convolution as Feature Extraction

I am now studying image processing in my spare time. My understanding of convolution is about 'response to a specific filter': When we have a raw image, or raw signal; and a filter, aka kernel; we ...
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### Laplacian Operator with and without Diagonal Direction Elements in the Kernel

This is a general question on the laplacian operator, which has two different versions. The first version is : \begin{matrix} 0 & 1 & 0 \\ 1 & -4 & 1 \\ 0 & 1 & 0 \end{...
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### What is the relation between kernel functions, kernels used in convolution and null spaces of a matrix?

I have recently started learning about machine learning and have come across kernels and null spaces. I understand that null space is the set of all vectors that satisfy the equation A.v = 0 (Where A ...
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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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### Counting pixel connectivity groups

How many 4-connected and 8-connected components are present in the binary image below? Using definition of connectivities from the same textbook "A connected component is a group of pixels that are ...
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### 2nd derivative using gaussian filter (gnu scientific library) - offset?

I am working on an application where I use gaussian filtering (convolution) to smooth a signal and at the same time get the 1st and 2nd derivative in real time. The signal is an equidistant sampling ...
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### Linear Kernel seems to be only Kernel to predict Class from Spectral Data in Support Vector Machine

I made a Support Vector Machine in Python using the sklearn library. The data I am using is Amplitude vs Frequency for 200-520 kHz with a 0.33 kHz step. My input data is the amplitude value for my n-...