Asymmetric Multiresolution Matrix Factorization [article]

Pramod Kaushik Mudrakarta, Shubhendu Trivedi, Risi Kondor
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Multiresolution Matrix Factorization (MMF) was recently introduced as an alternative to the dominant low-rank paradigm in order to capture structure in matrices at multiple different scales. Using ideas from multiresolution analysis (MRA), MMF teased out hierarchical structure in symmetric matrices by constructing a sequence of wavelet bases. While effective for such matrices, there is plenty of data that is more naturally represented as nonsymmetric matrices (e.g. directed graphs), but
more » ... less has similar hierarchical structure. In this paper, we explore techniques for extending MMF to any square matrix. We validate our approach on numerous matrix compression tasks, demonstrating its efficacy compared to low-rank methods. Moreover, we also show that a combined low-rank and MMF approach, which amounts to removing a small global-scale component of the matrix and then extracting hierarchical structure from the residual, is even more effective than each of the two complementary methods for matrix compression.
arXiv:1910.05132v1 fatcat:6frjc32ivjdn3jvnygfaavrlmi