"A Second-Order Method for Convex l1-Regularized Optimization with Active Set Prediction"
N. Keskar, J. Nocedal, Figen Oztoprak, Andreas Waechter.
Optimization Methods and Software (2016)

We describe an active-set method for the minimization of an objective function ϕ that is the sum of a smooth convex function and an ℓ1-regularization term. A distinctive feature of the method is the way in which active-set identification and {second-order} subspace minimization steps are integrated to combine the predictive power of the two approaches. At every iteration, the algorithm selects a candidate set of free and fixed variables, performs an (inexact) subspace phase, and then assesses the quality of the new active set. If it is not judged to be acceptable, then the set of free variables is restricted and a new active-set prediction is made. We establish global convergence for our approach, and compare the new method against the state-of-the-art code LIBLINEAR.
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