Sampling in the analysis transform domain

Raja Giryes*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Many signal and image processing applications have benefited remarkably from the fact that the underlying signals reside in a low dimensional subspace. One of the main models for such a low dimensionality is the sparsity one. Within this framework there are two main options for the sparse modeling: the synthesis and the analysis ones, where the first is considered the standard paradigm for which much more research has been dedicated. In it the signals are assumed to have a sparse representation under a given dictionary. On the other hand, in the analysis approach the sparsity is measured in the coefficients of the signal after applying a certain transformation, the analysis dictionary, on it. Though several algorithms with some theory have been developed for this framework, they are outnumbered by the ones proposed for the synthesis methodology. Given that the analysis dictionary is either a frame or the two dimensional finite difference operator, we propose a new sampling scheme for signals from the analysis model that allows recovering them from their samples using any existing algorithm from the synthesis model. The advantage of this new sampling strategy is that it makes the existing synthesis methods with their theory also available for signals from the analysis framework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-185
Number of pages14
JournalApplied and Computational Harmonic Analysis
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


FundersFunder number
Air Force Office of Scientific Research


    • Analysis
    • Compressed sensing
    • Sparse representations
    • Synthesis
    • Transform domain


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