Recovering compressively sampled signals using partial support information

M. P. Friedlander, H. Mansour, R. Saab, Ö. Yılmaz
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 58(2):1122–1134, 2012

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In this paper we study recovery conditions of weighted \(\ell_1\) minimization for signal reconstruction from compressed sensing measurements when partial support information is available. We show that if at least 50% of the (partial) support information is accurate, then weighted \(\ell_1\) minimization is stable and robust under weaker conditions than the analogous conditions for standard \(\ell_1\) minimization. Moreover, weighted \(\ell_1\) minimization provides better bounds on the reconstruction error in terms of the measurement noise and the compressibility of the signal to be recovered. We illustrate our results with extensive numerical experiments on synthetic data and real audio and video signals.


  author =  {M. P. Friedlander and H. Mansour and R. Saab and O. Yilmaz},
  title =   {Recovering compressively sampled signals using partial support information},
  journal = {IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory},
  year =    2012,
  volume =  58,
  number =  2,
  pages =   {1122--1134},
  doi =     {10.1109/TIT.2011.2167214}