Frank Stephan: Closed left-r.e. sets

Invitation to the Logic Seminar at the National University of Singapore

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Date: Wednesday, 15 January 2013, 17:00 hrs

Room: S17#04-05, Department of Mathematics, NUS

Speaker: Frank Stephan

Title: Closed left-r.e. sets

A set A is called many-one closed left-r.e. iff every set many-one
reducible to A is a left-r.e. set. Similarly one can define the notions
of ascending closed left-r.e. sets, conjunctive closed left-r.e. sets,
disjunctive closed left-r.e. sets and positive closed left-r.e. sets.
The implications r.e. => positive closed left-r.e. =>
many-one closed left-r.e. => ascending closed left-r.e. =>
left-r.e. hold and no arrow can be reversed. Cohesive,
r-cohesive and weakly 1-generic sets are not r.e.
but can be many-one closed left-r.e.; furthermore there is
an ascending closed left-r.e. set which is cohesive and not
many-one closed left-r.e.; however every cohesive left-r.e.
set is also an ascending closed left-r.e. set.
The initial segment complexity of ascending closed left-r.e.
sets is sublinear and can be kept near to linear; for
many-one closed left-r.e. sets, one can obtain such bounds
infinitely often; for conjunctive / disjunctive / positive closed
left-r.e. sets the bound is logarithmic.

This talk reports on joint work with Sanjay Jain and Jason Teutsch
and has been presented at CCR 2013; the results extend those presented
on 24 August 2011 in the logic seminar.

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