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decomposition of a function to piecewise functions

Is the next answer correct: $$a\left(z\right)=\sum _{\left\{k\right\}U\left\{k'\right\}:f_k\le \:z,\:z\:\in R,\:f_{k'}\ge z\:;\:z\ge 0}1-\frac{f_k}{z},\:b\left(z\right)=\sum _{\left\{k\right\}:f_k>...
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Is Sum of Absolute Value / $ {L}_{1} $ Norm of Differences Convex?

I'm not sure how to approach this exercise. One idea is to derive it w.r.t z, show that there is a min-extremum at $z=f_k$ and then show that for each value from the right and the left of the loss ...
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Justification for Squared $ {L}_{2} $ Data and Smoothness Term as an Error Bound

Often in variational methods (and not only) we have an energy that is of the form: $$E(u) = \frac{1}{2}\|f-u\|^2_2 + \frac{\alpha}{2}\|\psi(u)\|^2_2,$$ where the first term is referred to as the data ...
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Quadratic Programming with Linear Equality Constraints

I need to solve an equality constrained minimization problem as give below $$\min_{\textbf{w}} \mathbf{w}^TR\mathbf{w} $$ such that $$X\mathbf{w} = \mathbf{1}$$ where $R\in \mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ is ...
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Least Squares Filter Design: Deriving the Objective Function

I'm following the derivation in this paper A Comb Filter Design Using Fractional-Sample Delay to obtain the objective function for the least-squares filter design. N-order FIR filter: $H(z) = \sum_{...
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Image Restoration and Standard Forms of Second Order Cone Programming (SOCP)

I'm studying the application of SOCP methods in Image restoration And I want to understand the difference between the two formulas of SOCP and how they are related. Standard form (1) : min $f^{t}x $ ...
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Solving LASSO (Basis Pursuit Denoising Form) with LARS

I'm now working on using LARS (Least Angle Regression) algorithm to solve a LASSO problem in Basis Pursuit Denoising form like: \begin{align*} \quad && \arg \min_{\beta}{\left\| y - X\beta \...
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On the Use of OMP Algorithm to Estimate Sparse Vector

As known, Orthogonal Matching Pursuit (OMP) Algorithm is to recover the sparse channel after convolution with another vector. But when I implement that in MATLAB, I don't get the sparse vector ...
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How to solve ADMM for TV Minimization Problem For Different Sizes $A$ and $x$ in $Ax=b$

I have matrix $A$ that is $(M \times M)$ square matrix, $x$ $(M \times N)$ matrix, $b$ is $(M \times N)$ matrix. Knowing $A$ and $b$ I would like to get the $x$ from the equation $Ax=b$. $N=p \times q$...
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Solving Sparse Model with given Dictionary Using LASSO

I was trying to solve a problem where the basis matrix contains the components of $\sin(nx)$, $\cos(nx)$, $\sinh(nx)$ and $\cosh(nx)$. Say the $n$ varies from 1 to 100. While solving the lasso linear ...
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Proximal Gradient Method (PGM) for a Function Model with More than 2 Functions (Sum of Functions)

I am currently working in signal reconstruction. I am trying to develop an algorithm where the user can plug any constraint to the main objective function (let's say chi2, least squares). I was trying ...
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Rakeness Optimization problem

Rakeness optimization problem demonstrate that increases the rakeness between a , b while leaving b random enough. where e is the energy of the projection waveforms and r is a randomness-enforcing ...
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Convex Optimization with $ {L}_{1, 2} $ Regularization Term

I have an optimization problem such as follow: $$\underset{X}{\operatorname{argmin}}\sum _s \left \| T_sX_{:,s} - Y_{:,s} \right \|^2_2 +\lambda\left \| GX \right \|_{2,1} \tag{1}$$ I have introduced ...
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Why Does FISTA Algorithm Not Work for Signed Signals?

Using the FISTA Algorithm for compressive sensing from https://github.com/tiepvupsu/FISTA, I created the matlab example below. I created 2 sparse signals x_signed and x_pos, where the latter only ...
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Resources on Solving Convex Optimization Problems in the Compress Sensing Field

When I read papers of compressed sensing, sparse representation and whatever requiring optimization of a cost function, I just find the final results as an iterative equation or so which will converge ...
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Constrained LASSO Problem - $ {L}_{1} $ Regularized Least Squares with Linear Equality Constraints

I have an optimization question. I want to solve the following problem: $$ \arg\min_S\frac{1}{2}\|s-c\|_2^2 +\lambda\|\Phi s\|_1 \mbox{ s.t. } As = 0 $$ in which $\Phi$ is the wavelet transform ...
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Wireless Body Area Networks with Minimum Energy Consumption [closed]

For adaptive compressive sensing(cs),the sensing matrix is related to the input signal. For example, in rakeness-based(cs), the sensing matrix is obtained by solving an optimization problem which ...
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Fast Optimization for Long FIR Filters

I need FIR filter lengths in the order of 1e4 and above to obtain reasonable accuracy in desired frequency response. The problem is that optimisation in MATLAB (e.g. fircls or the Optimization Toolbox)...
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How to Formulate a Constraint Which Ensures All Variables Have the Same Sign

I'm trying to include a constraint in my problem (to be solved by any convex optimization solver). Let {a,b,c,d ...} be a finite set of continuous variables. How to formulate a constraint which ensure ...
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The Gradient Operator of a Vectorized Image in Matrix Form

I have this optimization problem: $$ \arg \min_{ X \left( i, j \right) } \sum_{i, j} \left\| X \left( i, j \right) - 255 \right\|_{2}^{2} + \lambda \sum_{i, j} \left\| \nabla X \left( i, j \right) - \...
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Automatic Image Enhancement of Images of Scanned Documents (Auto Whitening)

Dropbox have make a blog post about there automatic enhancement method for scanned document image - Fast Document Rectification and Enhancement. I followed the post and they mention a formula to make ...
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Solving LASSO ($ {L}_{1} $ Regularized Least Squares) with Gradient Descent

To the best of my knowledge, state of the art methods for optimizing the LASSO objective function include the LARS algorithm and proximal gradient methods. I was wondering however, if the LASSO ...
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Difference Between Iteratively Reweighted Least Squares (IRLS) and Sequential Quadratic Programming?

Part of my work is concerned with applications in Sparse Bayesian Learning and therefore I occasionally stumble over interesting papers in the field of compressed sensing. I recently read ...
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Why Do Most of The Papers Use the Frobenius Norm for Denoising?

I have an noisy image and I want to remove noise from it; suppose $y$ is noisy image and $A$ is linear mask which makes my image noisy and $x$ is original image, so we have $$ Ax + \eta = y $$ and $\...
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How Can I Use MATLAB to Solve a Total Variation Denoising / Deblurring Problem?

The Total Variation Denoising Problem is given by: $$ \arg \min_{x} \frac{1}{2} {\left\| A x - y \right\|}_{2}^{2} + \lambda \operatorname{TV} \left( x \right) $$ Where $ \operatorname{TV} \left( \...
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Understanding Soft Thresholding Operator

I want to understand what is soft thresholding operator? Why we use this operator? I came across this term while I was reading the paper - A New Algorithm Based on Linearized Bregman Iteration with ...
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How Come RIP Guarantees Unique Restoration of the Sparse Solution by $ {L}_{1} $ Minimization?

We have a sensing matrix $\Phi$, satisfying the restricted isometry property (RIP), and a sparse signal $x$. We want to recover $\hat x$ from the measurement $y=\Phi x$ by using $l_1$-minimization. I ...
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Adaptive Filter Gradient Descent

The quadratic performance surface of an adaptive filter is a paraboloid. Its minimum can be found wherever the gradient is zero. However, since there are two types of paraboloids (elliptical and ...
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Regularized Least Squares by Laplacian Operator - Optimal Value of the Regularization Factor (Lagrangian Multiplier)

Consider the cost function $$f(X,\lambda) = \|AX-b\|_2^2 + \alpha \|LX\|_2^2$$ $A:$Measurement matrix($R_{m\times n}$,$m \ll n$), $b:$observation vector($R_m$), $L:$Laplacian operator($R_{n \times n}...
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Significance of $ \lambda $ in Basis Pursuit

In basis Pursuit, L1 minimization is done to perform compressed sensing. In the literature there is a $ \lambda $ parameter used as a regularizer. What is its significance?
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Least Angle Regression (LARS) without Matrix Inversion

Sorry if this is too damned long. I did what I could to abbreviate it. The question is about Least Angle Regression (LARS). I'm new to numerical work with matrices. I believe I have a way to ...
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Ideas on Matrix Factorization / Transformations for $ {L}_{1} $ Minimization

I am starting with a typical $\ell_1$ basis pursuit problem: $$ \min_{\mathbf{x}} \Vert \mathbf{x} \Vert_1 \quad \mathrm{s.t.} \quad \Vert \mathbf{ERx} - \mathbf{y} \Vert_2 \leq \epsilon, $$ where $\...
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Solving Convex Optimization Problem Used for High Quality Denoising

The highest voted answer to this question suggests that to denoise a signal while preserving sharp transitions one should minimize the objective function: $$ |x-y|^2 + b|f(y)| $$ where $...