Subgradient Algorithm on Riemannian Manifolds1

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Abstract

The subgradient method is generalized to the context of Riemannian manifolds. The motivation can be seen in non-Euclidean metrics that occur in interior-point methods. In that frame, the natural curves for local steps are the geodesies relative to the specific Riemannian manifold. In this paper, the influence of the sectional curvature of the manifold on the convergence of the method is discussed, as well as the proof of convergence if the sectional curvature is nonnegative.

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