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A random block-coordinate Douglas-Rachford splitting method with low computational complexity for binary logistic regression. (English) Zbl 1461.90091
Summary: In this paper, we propose a new optimization algorithm for sparse logistic regression based on a stochastic version of the Douglas-Rachford splitting method. Our algorithm performs both function and variable splittings. It sweeps the training set by randomly selecting a mini-batch of data at each iteration, and it allows us to update the variables in a block coordinate manner. Our approach leverages the proximity operator of the logistic loss, which is expressed with the generalized Lambert W function. Experiments carried out on standard datasets demonstrate the efficiency of our approach w. r. t. stochastic gradient-like methods.

90C25 Convex programming
90C90 Applications of mathematical programming
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