Improving independent component analysis performances by variable selection


Blind Source Separation (BSS) consists in recovering unobserved signals from observed mixtures of them. In most cases the whole set of mixtures is used for the separation, possibly after a dimension reduction by PCA. This paper aims to show that in many applications the quality of the separation can be improved by first selecting a subset of some mixtures among the available ones, possibly by an information content criterion, and performing PCA and BSS afterwards. The benefit of this procedure is shown on simulated electrocardiographic data by extracting the fetal electrocardiogram signal from mixtures recorded on the abdomen of a pregnant woman.

DOI: 10.1109/NNSP.2003.1318035

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@inproceedings{Vrins2003ImprovingIC, title={Improving independent component analysis performances by variable selection}, author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Vrins and John Aldo Lee and Michel Verleysen and Vincent Vigneron and Christian Jutten}, booktitle={NNSP}, year={2003} }