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Black Box Low Tensor Rank Approximation using Fibre-Crosses

Mike Espig, Lars Grasedyck and Wolfgang Hackbusch


In this article we introduce a black box type approximation algorithm for tensors $A$ in high dimension $d$. The algorithm determines adaptively the positions of entries of the tensor that have to be computed or read, and using these (few) entries it constructs a low rank tensor approximation $X$ that minimizes the $\ell_2$-distance between $A$ and $X$ at the chosen positions. The full tensor $A$ is not required, only the evaluation of $A$ at a few positions.

The minimization problem is solved by Newton's method which requires the computation and evaluation of the Hessian. For efficiency reasons the positions are located on fibre-crosses of the tensor so that the Hessian can be assembled and evaluated in a data-sparse form requiring a complexity of ${\cal O}(Pd)$, where $P$ is the number of fibre-crosses and $d$ the order of the tensor.

MSC Codes:
15A69, 90C06, 65K10
Low Rank, Tensor, Newton, Cross Approximation, Fibre-Crosses, Black Box

Related publications

2009 Journal Open Access
Mike Espig, Lars Grasedyck and Wolfgang Hackbusch

Black box low tensor-rank approximation using fiber-crosses

In: Constructive approximation, 30 (2009) 3, pp. 557-597