## Abstract

In the area of graph signal processing, a graph is a set of nodes arbitrarily connected by weighted links; a graph signal is a set of scalar values associated with each node; and sampling is the problem of selecting an optimal subset of nodes from which a graph signal can be reconstructed. This paper proposes the use of spatial dithering on the vertex domain of the graph, as a way to conveniently find statistically good sampling sets. This is done establishing that there is a family of good sampling sets characterized on the vertex domain by a maximization of the distance between sampling nodes; in the Fourier domain, these are characterized by spectrums that are dominated by high frequencies referred to as blue-noise. The theoretical connection between blue-noise sampling on graphs and previous results in graph signal processing is also established, explaining the advantages of the proposed approach. Restricting our analysis to undirected and connected graphs, numerical tests are performed in order to compare the effectiveness of blue-noise sampling against other approaches.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 8736327 |

Pages (from-to) | 554-569 |

Number of pages | 16 |

Journal | IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks |

Volume | 5 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Sep 2019 |

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## Keywords

- Blue-noise sampling
- graph signal processing
- sampling sets
- signal processing on graphs

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Signal Processing
- Information Systems
- Computer Networks and Communications