Tensor Ring Decomposition: Energy Landscape and One-loop Convergence of Alternating Least Squares

05/17/2019 ∙ by Ziang Chen, et al. ∙ 0

In this work, we study the tensor ring decomposition and its associated numerical algorithms. We establish a sharp transition of algorithmic difficulty of the optimization problem as the bond dimension increases: On one hand, we show the existence of spurious local minima for the optimization energy landscape even when the tensor ring format is much over-parameterized, i.e., with bond dimension much larger than that of the true target tensor. On the other hand, when the bond dimension is further increased, we establish one-loop convergence for alternating least square algorithm for tensor ring decomposition. The theoretical results are complemented by numerical experiments for both local minimum and one-loop convergence for the alternating least square algorithm.

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