On approximate Bayesian methods for large-scale sparse linear inverse problems

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In this paper, we investigate and compare approximate Bayesian methods for high-dimensional linear inverse problems where sparsity-promoting prior distributions can be used to regularized the inference process. In particular, we investigate fully factorized priors which lead to multimodal and potentially non-smooth posterior distributions such as Bernoulli-Gaussian priors. In addition to the most traditional variational Bayes framework based on mean-field approximation, we compare different implementations of power expectation-propagation (EP) in terms of estimation of the posterior means and marginal variances, using fully factorized approximations. The different methods are compared using low-dimensional examples and we then discuss the potential benefits of power EP for image restoration. These preliminary results tend to confirm that in the case of Gaussian likelihoods, EP generally provides more reliable marginal variances while power EP offers more flexibility for generalised linear inverse problems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication30th European Signal Processing Conference 2022
ISBN (Electronic)9789082797091
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2022
Event30th European Signal Processing Conference 2022 - Belgrade, Serbia
Duration: 29 Aug 20222 Sept 2022
Conference number: 30


Conference30th European Signal Processing Conference 2022
Abbreviated titleEUSIPCO 2022
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