## On Matching Pursuit and Coordinate Descent

Two popular examples of first-order optimization methods over linear spaces are coordinate descent and matching pursuit algorithms, with their randomized variants. While the former targets the optimization by moving along coordinates, the latter considers a generalized notion of directions. Exploiting the connection between the two algorithms, we present a unified analysis of both, providing affine invariant sublinear O(1/t) rates on smooth objectives and linear convergence on strongly convex objectives. As a byproduct of our affine invariant analysis of matching pursuit, our rates for steepest coordinate descent are the tightest known. Furthermore, we show the first accelerated convergence rate O(1/t^2) for matching pursuit and steepest coordinate descent on convex objectives.

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ICML 2018 - Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Machine Learning
Year:
May 01 2018
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