Infinite-Dimensional Compressed Sensing and Function Interpolation


DOI: 10.1007/s10208-017-9350-3

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Adcock, B. Found Comput Math (2017). doi:10.1007/s10208-017-9350-3


We introduce and analyse a framework for function interpolation using compressed sensing. This framework—which is based on weighted \(\ell ^1\) minimization—does not require a priori bounds on the expansion tail in either its implementation or its theoretical guarantees and in the absence of noise leads to genuinely interpolatory approximations. We also establish a new recovery guarantee for compressed sensing with weighted \(\ell ^1\) minimization based on this framework. This guarantee conveys several benefits. First, unlike existing results, it is sharp (up to constants and log factors) for large classes of functions regardless of the choice of weights. Second, by examining the measurement condition in the recovery guarantee, we are able to suggest a good overall strategy for selecting the weights. In particular, when applied to the important case of multivariate approximation with orthogonal polynomials, this weighting strategy leads to provably optimal estimates on the number of measurements required, whenever the support set of the significant coefficients is a so-called lower set. Finally, this guarantee can also be used to theoretically confirm the benefits of alternative weighting strategies where the weights are chosen based on prior support information. This provides a theoretical basis for a number of recent numerical studies showing the effectiveness of such approaches.


High-dimensional approximation Interpolation Compressed sensing Structured sparsity Orthogonal polynomials 

Mathematics Subject Classification

41A05 41A10 41A63 65N12 65N15 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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