On partially sparse recovery

In this paper we consider the problem of recovering a partially sparse solution of an underdetermined system of linear equations by minimizing the l1-norm of the part of the solution vector which is known to be sparse. Such a problem is closely related to the classical problem in Compressed Sensing where the l1-norm of the whole solution vector is minimized. We introduce analogues of restricted isometry and null space properties for the recovery of partially sparse vectors and show that these new properties are implied by their original counterparts. We show also how to extend recovery under noisy measurements to the partially sparse case.


preprint 11-13, Dept. Mathematics, Univ. Coimbra



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