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MISEP - Linear and Nonlinear ICA Based on Mutual Information

Almeida, Luis B. (2002) MISEP - Linear and Nonlinear ICA Based on Mutual Information. [Journal (Paginated)] (Unpublished)

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Linear Independent Components Analysis (ICA) has become an important signal processing and data analysis technique, the typical application being blind source separation in a wide range of signals, such as biomedical, acoustical and astrophysical ones. Nonlinear ICA is less developed, but has the potential to become at least as powerful. This paper presents MISEP, an ICA technique for linear and nonlinear mixtures, which is based on the minimization of the mutual information of the estimated components. MISEP is a generalization of the popular INFOMAX technique, which is extended in two ways: (1) to deal with nonlinear mixtures, and (2) to be able to adapt to the actual statistical distributions of the sources, by dynamically estimating the nonlinearities to be used at the outputs. The resulting MISEP method optimizes a network with a specialized architecture, with a single objective function: the output entropy. Examples of both linear and nonlinear ICA performed by MISEP are presented in the paper.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Additional Information:Submitted to the JOurnal of Machine Learning Research
Keywords:Independent components analysis, nonlinear, blind source separation, ICA, BSS
Subjects:Computer Science > Statistical Models
Computer Science > Neural Nets
ID Code:2687
Deposited By:Almeida, Prof. Luis B.
Deposited On:05 Jan 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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