Friday, June 29, 2018

Book: Dictionary Learning Algorithms and Applications

Paul sent me the following earlier this month:

Hi Igor,
I am a keen reader of your blog and just wanted to let you know that professor Dumitrescu and I just wrote a book about dictionary learning. Perhaps your other readers might be interested as well.
Short description:

This book covers all the relevant dictionary learning algorithms, presenting them in full detail and showing their distinct characteristics while also revealing the similarities. It gives implementation tricks that are often ignored but that are crucial for a successful program. Besides MOD, K-SVD, and other standard algorithms, it provides the significant dictionary learning problem variations, such as regularization, incoherence enforcing, finding an economical size, or learning adapted to specific problems like classification. Several types of dictionary structures are treated, including shift invariant; orthogonal blocks or factored dictionaries; and separable dictionaries for multidimensional signals. Nonlinear extensions such as kernel dictionary learning can also be found in the book. The discussion of all these dictionary types and algorithms is enriched with a thorough numerical comparison on several classic problems, thus showing the strengths and weaknesses of each algorithm. A few selected applications, related to classification, denoising and compression, complete the view on the capabilities of the presented dictionary learning algorithms. The book is accompanied by code for all algorithms and for reproducing most tables and figures.

Keep up the good work,
Paul Irofti

Thanks Paul !

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