Nonlinear blind signal separation with intelligent controlled learning

L. C. Khor*, W. L. Woo, S. S. Dlay

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This paper proposes a new nonlinear blind source separation algorithm with hybridisation of fuzzy logic based learning rate control and simulated annealing to improve the global solution search. Benefits of fuzzy systems and simulated annealing are incorporated into a multilayer perceptron network. Fuzzy logic control allows adjustments of learning rate to enhance the rate of convergence of the algorithm. Simulated annealing is implemented to avoid the algorithm becoming trapped in local minima. A simple and computationally efficient method for controlling learning rate and ensuring a global solution is proposed. The performance of the proposed algorithm in terms of convergence of entropy, is studied alongside other techniques of learning rate adaptation. Simulations show that the proposed nonlinear algorithm outperforms other existing nonlinear algorithms based on fixed learning rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-306
Number of pages10
JournalIEE Proceedings: Vision, Image and Signal Processing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2005


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