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Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering  2021 Vol.22 No.9 P.1207-1220


Robust and accurate optimal transportation map by self-adaptive sampling

Author(s):  Yingshi Wang, Xiaopeng Zheng, Wei Chen, Xin Qi, Yuxue Ren, Na Lei, Xianfeng Gu

Affiliation(s):  Department of Computer Science, Inner Mongolia University of Finance and Economics, Hohhot 010010, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   nalei@dlut.edu.cn, gu@cs.stonybrook.edu

Key Words:  Optimal transportation, Monge-Ampère equation, Self-adaptive sampling

Yingshi Wang, Xiaopeng Zheng, Wei Chen, Xin Qi, Yuxue Ren, Na Lei, Xianfeng Gu. Robust and accurate optimal transportation map by self-adaptive sampling[J]. Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering, 2021, 22(9): 1207-1220.

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optimal transportation plays a fundamental role in many fields in engineering and medicine, including surface parameterization in graphics, registration in computer vision, and generative models in deep learning. For quadratic distance cost, optimal transportation map is the gradient of the Brenier potential, which can be obtained by solving the monge-Ampère equation. Furthermore, it is induced to a geometric convex optimization problem. The monge-Ampère equation is highly non-linear, and during the solving process, the intermediate solutions have to be strictly convex. Specifically, the accuracy of the discrete solution heavily depends on the sampling pattern of the target measure. In this work, we propose a self-adaptive sampling algorithm which greatly reduces the sampling bias and improves the accuracy and robustness of the discrete solutions. Experimental results demonstrate the efficiency and efficacy of our method.




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