## Decomposition of quantics in sums of powers of linear forms (1996)

Venue: | Signal Processing |

Citations: | 62 - 18 self |

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@ARTICLE{Comon96decompositionof,

author = {P. Comon and B. Mourrain},

title = {Decomposition of quantics in sums of powers of linear forms},

journal = {Signal Processing},

year = {1996},

volume = {53},

pages = {93--107}

}

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### Abstract

Symmetric tensors of order larger than two arise more and more often in signal and image processing and automatic control, because of the recent complementary use of High-Order Statistics (HOS). However, very few special purpose tools are at disposal for manipulating such objects in engineering problems. In this paper, the decomposition of a symmetric tensor into a sum of simpler ones is focused on, and links with the theory of homogeneous polynomials in several variables (i.e. quantics) are pointed out. This decomposition may be seen as a formal extension of the Eigen Value Decomposition (EVD), known for symmetric matrices. By reviewing the state of the art, quite surprising statements are emphasized, that explain why the problem is much more complicated in the tensor case than in the matrix case. Very few theoretical results can be applied in practice, even for cubics or quartics, because proofs are not constructive. Nevertheless in the binary case, we have more freedom to devise numerical algorithms. Keywords. Tensors, Polynomials, Diagonalization, EVD, High-Order Statistics, Cumulants. 1