Fast Independent Component Analysis in Kernel Feature Spaces

TitleFast Independent Component Analysis in Kernel Feature Spaces
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsKocsor A, Csirik J
EditorPacholski L., Ruzicka P.
Conference NameSOFSEM 2001: Theory and Practice of Informatics: 28th Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Informatics, LNAI vol. 2234
Date PublishedNovember
PublisherSpringer-Verlag GmbH
Place PublishedPiestany, Slovak Republic

It is common practice to apply linear or nonlinear feature extraction methods before classification. Usually linear methods are faster and simpler than nonlinear ones but an idea successfully employed in the nonlinearization of Support Vector Machines permits a simple and effective extension of several statistical methods to their nonlinear counterparts. In this paper we follow this general nonlinearization approach in the context of Independent Component Analysis, which is a general purpose statistical method for blind source separation and feature extraction. In addition, nonlinearized formulae are furnished along with an illustration of the usefulness of the proposed method as an unsupervised feature extractor for the classification of Hungarian phonemes.