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Estimation of the signal subspace without estimation of the inverse covariance matrix

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Let a high-dimensional random vector X can be represented as a sum of two components - a signal S, which belongs to some low-dimensional subspace S, and a noise component N. This paper presents a new approach for estimating the subspace S based on the ideas of the Non-Gaussian Component Analysis. Our approach avoids the technical difficulties that usually exist in similar methods - it doesn’t require neither the estimation of the inverse covariance matrix of X nor the estimation of the covariance matrix of N.

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  • Vladimir Panov, 2010. "Estimation of the signal subspace without estimation of the inverse covariance matrix," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2010-050, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
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    Keywords

    dimension reduction; non-Gaussian components; NGCA;

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    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General

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