We solve two problems in the theory of correspondences that have important implications in the theory of product systems. The first problem is the question whether every correspondence is the correspondence associated (by the representation theory) with a unital endomorphism of the algebra of all adjointable operators on a Hilbert module. The second problem is the question whether every correspondence allows for a nondegenerate faithful representation on a Hilbert space. We also solve an extension problem for representations of correspondences and we provide new efficient proofs of several well-known statements in the theory of representations of W*–algebras.
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Michael Skeide, Unit Vectors, Morita Equivalence and Endomorphisms. Publ. Res. Inst. Math. Sci. 45 (2009), no. 2, pp. 475–518DOI 10.2977/PRIMS/1241553127