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ERIC Number: EJ916754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3123
Simplicity and Typical Rank Results for Three-Way Arrays
ten Berge, Jos M. F.
Psychometrika, v76 n1 p3-12 Jan 2011
Matrices can be diagonalized by singular vectors or, when they are symmetric, by eigenvectors. Pairs of square matrices often admit simultaneous diagonalization, and always admit block wise simultaneous diagonalization. Generalizing these possibilities to more than two (non-square) matrices leads to methods of simplifying three-way arrays by nonsingular transformations. Such transformations have direct applications in Tucker PCA for three-way arrays, where transforming the core array to simplicity is allowed without loss of fit. Simplifying arrays also facilitates the study of array rank. The typical rank of a three-way array is the smallest number of rank-one arrays that have the array as their sum, when the array is generated by random sampling from a continuous distribution. In some applications, the core array of Tucker PCA is constrained to have a vast majority of zero elements. Both simplicity and typical rank results can be applied to distinguish constrained Tucker PCA models from tautologies. An update of typical rank results over the real number field is given in the form of two tables. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Language: English
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