# Decomposing Tensor Spaces via Path Signatures

ABSTRACT: The signature of a path is a sequence of tensors whose entries are iterated integrals, playing a key role in stochastic analysis and applications. The set of all signature tensors at a particular level gives rise to the universal signature variety. We show that the parametrization of this variety induces a natural decomposition of tensor spaces via representation theory, and connect this to the study of path invariants. We also examine the question of determining what is the tensor rank of a signature tensor.

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Project page created: 22/08/2023

Project contributors: Carlos Améndola, Francesco Galuppi, Ángel David Ríos Ortiz, Pierpaola Santarsiero, Tim Seynnaeve

Corresponding author of this page: Tim Seynnaeve, tim.seynnaeve@kuleuven.be

Software used: SageMath (Version 9.5), Macaulay2 (Version 1.21)

License for code of this project page: MIT License (https://spdx.org/licenses/MIT.html)

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Last updated 23/08/2023.