Wake-Sleep

Q1: How is the wake-sleep algorithm for training belief nets different from the two-phase algorithm (CD) used in RBMs?

Q2: Can you think of any ways in which it is similar?

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1 Response to “Wake-Sleep”


  1. 1 Pierre Luc Carrier March 28, 2013 at 14:58

    R1 – Mainly, with wake-sleep, you have 2 sets of weights for each layer (recognition and generative weights). For an RBM trained with CD, there is only one set of weights for a layer.

    R2 – It turns out using Wake-Sleep on a model with only 1 hidden layer with the constraint that the encoding weights be equal to the generative weights is equivalent to using CD1 to train that same model.


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