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Publication# Adaptive Path Interpolation Method for Sparse Systems: Application to a Censored Block Model

Abstract

Recently, a new adaptive path interpolation method has been developed as a simple and versatile scheme to calculate exactly the asymptotic mutual information of Bayesian inference problems defined on dense factor graphs. These include random linear and generalized estimation, sparse superposition codes, and low-rank matrix / tensor estimation. For all these systems, the adaptive interpolation method directly proves that the replica-symmetric prediction is exact, in a simple and unified manner. When the underlying factor graph of the inference problem is sparse the replica prediction is considerably more complicated, and rigorous results are often lacking or obtained by rather complicated methods. In this work we show how to extend the adaptive path interpolation method to sparse systems. We concentrate on a censored block model, where hidden variables are measured through a binary erasure channel, for which we fully prove the replica prediction.

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