Chapter 10. ICA by Minimization of Mutual Information

  1. Aapo Hyvärinen,
  2. Juha Karhunen and
  3. Erkki Oja

Published Online: 15 MAY 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471221317.ch10

Independent Component Analysis

Independent Component Analysis

How to Cite

Hyvärinen, A., Karhunen, J. and Oja, E. (2001) ICA by Minimization of Mutual Information, in Independent Component Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471221317.ch10

Author Information

  1. Neural Networks Research Center, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2002
  2. Published Print: 21 MAY 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471405405

Online ISBN: 9780471221319



  • independent component analysis (ICA);
  • mutual information;
  • minimization;
  • nongaussianity;
  • likelihood;
  • algorithms


An important approach for independent component analysis (ICA) estimation, inspired by information theory, is minimization of mutual information. This approach is the subject of this chapter.