Second Order Subspace Analysis and Simple Decompositions
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The recovery of the mixture of an N-dimensional signal generated by N independent processes is a well studied problem (see e.g. [1,10]) and robust algorithms that solve this problem by Joint Diagonalization exist. While there is a lot of empirical evidence suggesting that these algorithms are also capable of solving the case where the source signals have block structure (apart from a final permutation recovery step), this claim could not be shown yet - even more, it previously was not known if this model separable at all. We present a precise definition of the subspace model, introducing the notion of simple components, show that the decomposition into simple components is unique and present an algorithm handling the decomposition task.
KeywordsIrreducible Component Blind Source Separation Simple Component Irreducible Decomposition Simple Decomposition
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