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A new algorithm for computing the nonorthogonal joint diagonalization of a set of matrices is proposed for independent component analysis and blind source separation applications. This algorithm is an extension of the Jacobi-like algorithm first proposed in the joint approximate diagonalization of eigenmatrices (JADE) method for orthogonal joint diagonalization. The improvement consists mainly in computing a mixing matrix of determinant one and columns of equal norm instead of an orthogonal mixing matrix. This target matrix is constructed iteratively by successive multiplications of not only Givens rotations but also hyperbolic rotations and diagonal matrices. The algorithm performance, evaluated on synthetic data, compares favorably with existing methods in terms of speed of convergence and complexity.
Date of Publication: June 2009