A Simple and Exact Algorithm to Solve l1 Linear Problems: Application to the Compressive Sensing Method

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This paper considers l1-regularized linear inverse problems that frequently arise in applications. One striking example is the so called compressive sensing method that proposes to reconstruct a high dimensional signal u from low dimensional measurements b=Au. The basis pursuit is another example. For most of these problems the number of unknowns is very large. The recovered signal is obtained as the solution to an optimization problem and the quality of the recovered signal directly depends on the quality of the solver. Theoretical works predict a sharp transition phase for the exact recovery of sparse signals. However, to the best of our knowledge, other state-of-the-art algorithms are not effective enough to accurately observe this transition phase. This paper proposes a simple algorithm that computes an exact l1 minimizer under the constraints Au=b. This algorithm can be employed in many problems: as soon as A has full row rank. In addition, a numerical comparison with standard algorithms available in the iterature is exhibited. These comparisons illustrate that our algorithm compares advantageously: the aforementioned transition phase is empirically observed with a much better quality.

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Igor Ciril, Jérôme Darbon, Yohann Tendero. A Simple and Exact Algorithm to Solve l1 Linear Problems: Application to the Compressive Sensing Method. Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications; VISAPP, Jan 2018, Fuchal, Portugal. pp.54-62, ⟨10.5220/0006624600540062⟩. ⟨hal-02287733⟩

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