Higher order stationary subspace analysis

Danny Panknin, Paul Von Bünau, Motoaki Kawanabe, Frank C. Meinecke, Klaus Robert Müller

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Non-stationarity in data is an ubiquitous problem in signal processing. The recent stationary subspace analysis procedure (SSA) has enabled to decompose such data into a stationary subspace and a non-stationary part respectively. Algorithmically only weak non- stationarities could be tackled by SSA. The present paper takes the conceptual step generalizing from the use of first and second moments as in SSA to higher order moments, thus defining the proposed higher order stationary subspace analysis procedure (HOSSA). The paper derives the novel procedure and shows simulations. An obvious trade-off between the necessity of estimating higher moments and the accuracy and robustness with which they can be estimated is observed. In an ideal setting of plenty of data where higher moment information is dominating our novel approach can win against standard SSA. However, with limited data, even though higher moments actually dominate the underlying data, still SSA may arrive on par.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012021
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 6
EventInternational Meeting on High-Dimensional Data-Driven Science, HD3 2015 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2015 Dec 142015 Dec 17

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We would like to acknowledge support for this project by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through the project ALICE II (Autonomous Learning in Complex Environments II) (01IB15001B) as well as the Adaptive BCI Project, FKZ 01GQ1115, and by the German Research Foundation (DFG) through the project Co-BCI, Theoretical concepts for co-adaptive human machine interaction with application to BCI (MU987/14-1). This work was also supported by the World Class University Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, under Grant R31-10008. MK was supported in part Japan Science and Technology Agency (German-Japanese cooperation program on computational neuroscience), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research B, 24300093)and by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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