A greedy algorithm for the analysis transform domain

Raja Giryes*

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Many image processing applications benefited remarkably from the theory of sparsity. One model of sparsity is the cosparse analysis one. It was shown that using ℓ1-minimization one might stably recover a cosparse signal from a small set of random linear measurements if the operator is a frame. Another effort has provided guarantee for dictionaries that have a near optimal projection procedure using greedy-like algorithms. However, no claims have been given for frames. A common drawback of all these existing techniques is their high computational cost for large dimensional problems. In this work we propose a new greedy-like technique with theoretical recovery guarantees for frames as the analysis operator, closing the gap between greedy and relaxation techniques. Our results cover both the case of bounded adversarial noise, where we show that the algorithm provides us with a stable reconstruction, and the one of random Gaussian noise, for which we prove that it has a denoising effect, closing another gap in the analysis framework. Our proposed program, unlike the previous greedy-like ones that solely act in the signal domain, operates mainly in the analysis operator[U+05F3]s transform domain. Besides the theoretical benefit, the main advantage of this strategy is its computational efficiency that makes it easily applicable to visually big data. We demonstrate its performance on several high dimensional images.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-289
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 15 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


FundersFunder number
National Science Foundation
Office of Naval Research
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Army Research Office
National Gallery of Art
Azrieli Foundation


    • Analysis
    • Compressed sensing
    • Greedy algorithms
    • Iterative hard thresholding
    • Sparse representations
    • Sparsity for big data


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