Sparsity Optimization in Design of Multidimensional Filter Networks

Filter networks are used as a powerful tool aimed at reducing the image processing time and maintaining high image quality. They are composed of sparse sub-filters whose high sparsity ensures fast image processing. The filter network design is related to solving a sparse optimization problem where a cardinality constraint bounds above the sparsity level. In … Read more

Global Search Strategies for Solving Multilinear Least-squares Problems

The multilinear least-squares (MLLS) problem is an extension of the linear least-squares problem. The difference is that a multilinear operator is used in place of a matrix-vector product. The MLLS is typically a large-scale problem characterized by a large number of local minimizers. It originates, for instance, from the design of filter networks. We present … Read more

Approximate spectral factorization for design of efficient sub-filter sequences

A well-known approach to the design of computationally efficient filters is to use spectral factorization, i.e. a decomposition of a filter into a sequence of sub-filters. Due to the sparsity of the sub-filters, the typical processing speedup factor is within the range 1-10 in 2D, and for 3D it achieves 10-100. The design of such … Read more