# Questions tagged [independent-component-analysis]

Independent Component Analysis separates the additive combination of multiple signals into their estimated components.

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### Blind source separation of convex mixture?

Suppose I have $n$ independent sources, $X_1, X_2, ..., X_n$ and I observe $m$ convex mixtures: \begin{align} Y_1 &= a_{11}X_1 + a_{12}X_2 + \cdots + a_{1n}X_n\\ ...&\\ Y_m &= a_{m1}X_1 + ...
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### Why are Gaussian distributions the only “forbidden” source distribution for ICA?

I know it's commonly asked why Gaussians are forbidden from use in independent components analysis. This is because a gaussian source distribution will result in the same observed distribution no ...
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### ICA: a question about the non-gaussian requirement

I'm new in the ICA processing and I'm trying to understand the non-gaussian requirement. I read that the problem is that, if the composed data is $\mathbf{x}=\mathbf{As}$ with $\mathbf{A}$ (unknown) ...
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### Proof that the mutual information I(X;Y) between two random variables X and Y is 0 if and only if X and Y are independent

On the Wikipedia of mutual information it says that $I(X;Y)=0$ if and only if $X$ and $Y$ are independent. I can proof that if $X$ and $Y$ are independent, then $I(X;Y)=0$, because $p(x,y)=p(x)p(y)$. ...
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### ICA for noise reduction of covariance matrix

Trying to understand ICA in the context of noise reduction of covariance matrices (of dimensionality M). I understand in PCA, you can reconstruct the covariance matrix by squaring the first N ...
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### ICA - extract one non-Gaussian source among many Gaussian sources with a-priori information

I have $N$ mixtures consisting of one non-Gaussian source (I know the distribution) and many (more than $N$) Gaussian sources. I also know how my non-Gaussian source is mixed into the signal (I know ...
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### What is the difference between independent subspace analysis and independent component analysis?

What is the difference between independent subspace analysis (ISA) and independent component analysis (ICA)?
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### How to use ICA as a specific factor rotation in orthogonal factor model

I am trying to understand the way ICA is used as factor rotation in the traditional orthogonal factor model. The idea of using ICA as a specific factor rotation is often mentioned in the literature (...
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### What is the difference in the “solutions” of FastICA and Infomax?

So, I feel like I can understand the basic difference between FastICA and Infomax: Infomax tries to minimize the mutual information between variable. FastICA tries to maximize the non-gaussianity of ...
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### Relationship between minimizing mutual information and maximizing non-Gaussianity in Independent Component Analysis (ICA)

In independent component analysis (ICA), we assume that the observe data $\bf{x}$ from $n$ channels come from linear mixing of $n$ independent sources $\bf{s}$: $$\bf{x}=\bf{As}$$ And we try to find ...
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### Can I combine independent components from different models using PCA?

I have a set of independent components for each subject in my dataset (i.e. an ica model was generated for each subject). The samples used to generate each set of ICs are aligned across subjects, and ...
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### Testing statistical independence before using ICA

First a little bit of background. I'm interested in exploring the performance of Independent Component Analysis (ICA) in the context of disentangling intracranial EEG signals. These signals are ...
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### Why does the Independent Component Analysis require non-gaussian?

This I found on google while I was going through the Independent Component Analysis in unsupervised learning. Let x = As where A is the Mixing Matrix. So, Lets assume that s here is Gaussian ...
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### Connecting PCA singular values to generating parameters

I have a non-linear function of the following form $y_i = f(x_i,\theta)$ where $x_i$ is known and $\theta$ is a vector of parameters. I have generated $n$ realizations of $y_i$ by sampling from a ...
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### Understanding Natural gradient learning Independent component analysis

I am quite a novice to statistics and am currently fighting my way through the "Neural Networks and Machine Learning" Book by Haykin. (p.516-518) In the discussion about independent ...
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### Reducing number of variables for Independent Component Analysis

Say I have a dataset with $n$ observations of $p$ random variables. Since $p$ is "large" (mine is 72), I would like to perform a fastICA only on a subset of $k$ variables, maintaining the same number ...
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### Can I say independent components of ICA are also linear independent?

In other words, does the independent components form a vector basis? EDIT:Let'me try to clarify the question If I calculate $n$ independent components for a given set of $n$ dimensional ...
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