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Recovery of Sparse Signals from a Mixture of Linear Samples

Soumyabrata Pal · Arya Mazumdar


Keywords: [ Sparsity and Compressed Sensing ] [ Statistical Learning Theory ] [ Unsupervised and Semi-supervised Learning ] [ Unsupervised Learning ] [ Optimization - General ]


Mixture of linear regressions is a popular learning theoretic model that is used widely to represent heterogeneous data. In the simplest form, this model assumes that the labels are generated from either of two different linear models and mixed together. Recent works of Yin et al. and Krishnamurthy et al., 2019, focus on an experimental design setting of model recovery for this problem. It is assumed that the features can be designed and queried with to obtain their label. When queried, an oracle randomly selects one of the two different sparse linear models and generates a label accordingly. How many such oracle queries are needed to recover both of the models simultaneously? This question can also be thought of as a generalization of the well-known compressed sensing problem (Cand`es and Tao, 2005, Donoho, 2006). In this work we address this query complexity problem and provide efficient algorithms that improves on the previously best known results.

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