ICA 2007

ICA 2007
7th International Conference on
Independent Component Analysis
and Signal Separation

London, UK        9 - 12 September 2007

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Paper No: 6

Complex Nonconvex l_p Norm Minimization for Underdetermined Source Separation

Author(s): Emmanuel Vincent


Underdetermined source separation methods often rely on the assumption that the time-frequency source coefficients are independent and Laplacian distributed. In this article, we extend these methods by assuming that these coefficients follow a generalized Gaussian prior with shape parameter p. We study mathematical and experimental properties of the resulting complex nonconvex l_p norm optimization problem in a particular case and derive an efficient global optimization algorithm. We show that the best separation performance for three-source stereo convolutive speech mixtures is achieved for small p.

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