Deep belief network (DBN) is a probabilistic generative model with multiple layers of hidden nodes and a layer of visible nodes, where parameterizations between layers obey harmonium or restricted Boltzmann machines (RBMs). In this paper we present
restricted deep belief network
(RDBN) for multi-view learning, where each layer of hidden nodes is composed of
hidden nodes, in order to learn individual and shared hidden spaces from multiple views of data. View-specific hidden nodes are connected to corresponding view-specific hidden nodes in the lower-layer or visible nodes involving a specific view, whereas shared hidden nodes follow inter-layer connections without restrictions as in standard DBNs. RDBN is trained using layer-wise contrastive divergence learning. Numerical experiments on synthetic and real-world datasets demonstrate the useful behavior of the RDBN, compared to the multi-wing harmonium (MWH) which is a two-layer undirected model.