TR2010-023

Spectrogram Dimensionality Reduction with Independence Constraints



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We propose an algorithm to find a low-dimensional decomposition of a spectrogram by formulating this as a regularized non-negative matrix factorization (NMF) problem with a regularization term chosen to encourage independence. This algorithm provides a better decomposition than standard NMF when the underlying sources are independent. It makes better use of additional observation streams than previous nonnegative ICA algorithms.