Nonnegative approximations of nonnegative tensors
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We study the decomposition of a nonnegative tensor into a minimal sum of outer product of nonnegative vectors and the associated parsimonious na¨ive Bayes probabilistic model. We show that the corresponding approximation problem, which is central to nonnegative parafac, will always have optimal solutions. The result holds for any choice of norms and, under a mild assumption, even Bregman divergences.