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Comparing Averaged Relaxed Cutters and Projection Methods: Theory and Examples
conference contributionposted on 2020-01-01, 00:00 authored by Reinier Diaz MillanReinier Diaz Millan, S B Lindstrom, V Roshchina
We focus on the convergence analysis of averaged relaxations of cutters, specifically for variants that—depending upon how parameters are chosen—resemble alternating projections, the Douglas–Rachford method, relaxed reflect-reflect, or the Peaceman–Rachford method. Such methods are frequently used to solve convex feasibility problems. The standard convergence analysis of projection algorithms is based on the firm nonexpansivity property of the relevant operators. However, if the projections onto the constraint sets are replaced by cutters (which may be thought of as maps that project onto separating hyperplanes), the firm nonexpansivity is lost. We provide a proof of convergence for a family of related averaged relaxed cutter methods under reasonable assumptions, relying on a simple geometric argument. This allows us to clarify fine details related to the allowable choice of the relaxation parameters, highlighting the distinction between the exact (firmly nonexpansive) and approximate (strongly quasinonexpansive) settings. We provide illustrative examples and discuss practical implementations of the method.