Efficient construction of tensor ring representations from sampling
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In this note we propose an efficient method to compress a high dimensional function into a tensor ring format, based on alternating least-squares (ALS). Since the function has size exponential in $d$ where $d$ is the number of dimensions, we propose efficient sampling scheme to obtain $O(d)$ important samples in order to learn the tensor ring. Furthermore, we devise an initialization method for ALS that allows fast convergence in practice. Numerical examples show that to approximate a function with similar accuracy, the tensor ring format provided by the proposed method has less parameters than tensor-train format and also better respects the structure of the original function.