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Comparing functional paradigms for exact realnumber computation
 in Proceedings ICALP 2002, Springer LNCS 2380
, 2002
"... Abstract. We compare the definability of total functionals over the reals in two functionalprogramming approaches to exact realnumber datatype of real numbers; and the intensional approach, in which one encodes real numbers using ordinary datatypes. We show that the type hierarchies coincide up to ..."
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Abstract. We compare the definability of total functionals over the reals in two functionalprogramming approaches to exact realnumber datatype of real numbers; and the intensional approach, in which one encodes real numbers using ordinary datatypes. We show that the type hierarchies coincide up to secondorder types, and we relate this fact to an analogous comparison of type hierarchies over the external and internal real numbers in Dana Scott’s category of equilogical spaces. We do not know whether similar coincidences hold at thirdorder types. However, we relate this question to a purely topological conjecture about the KleeneKreisel continuous functionals over the natural numbers. Finally, although it is known that, in the extensional approach, parallel primitives are necessary for programming total firstorder functions, we demonstrate that, in the intensional approach, such primitives are not needed for secondorder types and below. 1
Infinite sets that admit fast exhaustive search
 In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual IEEE Symposium on Logic In Computer Science
, 2007
"... Abstract. Perhaps surprisingly, there are infinite sets that admit mechanical exhaustive search in finite time. We investigate three related questions: What kinds of infinite sets admit mechanical exhaustive search in finite time? How do we systematically build such sets? How fast can exhaustive sea ..."
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Abstract. Perhaps surprisingly, there are infinite sets that admit mechanical exhaustive search in finite time. We investigate three related questions: What kinds of infinite sets admit mechanical exhaustive search in finite time? How do we systematically build such sets? How fast can exhaustive search over infinite sets be performed? Keywords. Highertype computability and complexity, Kleene–Kreisel functionals, PCF, Haskell, topology. 1.
Operational domain theory and topology of a sequential language
 In Proceedings of the 20th Annual IEEE Symposium on Logic In Computer Science
, 2005
"... A number of authors have exported domaintheoretic techniques from denotational semantics to the operational study of contextual equivalence and order. We further develop this, and, moreover, we additionally export topological techniques. In particular, we work with an operational notion of compact ..."
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A number of authors have exported domaintheoretic techniques from denotational semantics to the operational study of contextual equivalence and order. We further develop this, and, moreover, we additionally export topological techniques. In particular, we work with an operational notion of compact set and show that total programs with values on certain types are uniformly continuous on compact sets of total elements. We apply this and other conclusions to prove the correctness of nontrivial programs that manipulate infinite data. What is interesting is that the development applies to sequential programming languages, in addition to languages with parallel features. 1
Admissible Domain Representations of Topological Spaces
 Department of Mathematics, Uppsala University
, 2005
"... In this paper we consider admissible domain representations of topological spaces. A domain representation D of a space X is λadmissible if, in principle, all other λbased domain representations E of X can be reduced to D via a continuous function from E to D. We present a characterisation theorem ..."
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In this paper we consider admissible domain representations of topological spaces. A domain representation D of a space X is λadmissible if, in principle, all other λbased domain representations E of X can be reduced to D via a continuous function from E to D. We present a characterisation theorem of when a topological space has a λadmissible and κbased domain representation. We also prove that there is a natural cartesian closed category of countably based and countably admissible domain representations. These results are generalisations of [Sch02]. 1
Exact Real Number Computations Relative to Hereditary Total Functions
 Theoretical Computer Science
, 2000
"... We show that the continuous existential quantifier is not definable in Escard6's RealPCF from all functionals equivalent to a given total one in a uniform way. ..."
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We show that the continuous existential quantifier is not definable in Escard6's RealPCF from all functionals equivalent to a given total one in a uniform way.
On the ubiquity of certain total type structures
 UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR PUBLICATION IN MATH. STRUCT. IN COMP. SCIENCE
, 2007
"... It is a fact of experience from the study of higher type computability that a wide range of approaches to defining a class of (hereditarily) total functionals over N leads in practice to a relatively small handful of distinct type structures. Among these are the type structure C of KleeneKreisel co ..."
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It is a fact of experience from the study of higher type computability that a wide range of approaches to defining a class of (hereditarily) total functionals over N leads in practice to a relatively small handful of distinct type structures. Among these are the type structure C of KleeneKreisel continuous functionals, its effective substructure C eff, and the type structure HEO of the hereditarily effective operations. However, the proofs of the relevant equivalences are often nontrivial, and it is not immediately clear why these particular type structures should arise so ubiquitously. In this paper we present some new results which go some way towards explaining this phenomenon. Our results show that a large class of extensional collapse constructions always give rise to C, C eff or HEO (as appropriate). We obtain versions of our results for both the “standard” and “modified” extensional collapse constructions. The proofs make essential use of a technique due to Normann. Many new results, as well as some previously known ones, can be obtained as instances of our theorems, but more importantly, the proofs apply uniformly to a whole family of constructions, and provide strong evidence that the above three type structures are highly canonical mathematical objects.
Minimisation Vs. Recursion on the Partial Continuous Functionals
"... We study the relationship between minimisation and recursion on the partial continuous functionals of nite types. We prove that already at type level two minimisation is weaker than recursion. 1 ..."
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We study the relationship between minimisation and recursion on the partial continuous functionals of nite types. We prove that already at type level two minimisation is weaker than recursion. 1
Applications of the KleeneKreisel Density Theorem to Theoretical Computer Science
, 2006
"... The KleeneKreisel density theorem is one of the tools used to investigate the denotational semantics of programs involving higher types. We give a brief introduction to the classical density theorem, then show how this may be generalized to set theoretical models for algorithms accepting real numbe ..."
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The KleeneKreisel density theorem is one of the tools used to investigate the denotational semantics of programs involving higher types. We give a brief introduction to the classical density theorem, then show how this may be generalized to set theoretical models for algorithms accepting real numbers as inputs and finally survey some recent applications of this generalization. 1
Computing with functionals  computability theory or computer science
 Bulletin of Symbolic Logic
, 2006
"... We review some of the history of the computability theory of functionals of higher types, and we will demonstrate how contributions from logic and theoretical computer science have shaped this still active subject. ..."
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We review some of the history of the computability theory of functionals of higher types, and we will demonstrate how contributions from logic and theoretical computer science have shaped this still active subject.
DomainTheoretic Methods for Program Synthesis
"... formal proofs. A recent outcome of this analysis is the development of computer systems for automated or interactive theorem proving that can for instance be used for computer aided program verication. An example of such a system is the interactive theorem prover Minlog developed by the logic group ..."
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formal proofs. A recent outcome of this analysis is the development of computer systems for automated or interactive theorem proving that can for instance be used for computer aided program verication. An example of such a system is the interactive theorem prover Minlog developed by the logic group at the University of Munich (7). As a former member of this group I was mainly involved in the theoretical background steering the implementation of the system. The system also exploits the socalled proofsasprograms paradigm as a logical approach to correct software development: from a formal proof that a certain specication has a solution one fully automatically extracts a program that provably meets the specication. We carried out a number of extended case studies extracting programs from proofs in areas such as arithmetic (6), graph theory (7), innitary combinatorics (7), and lambda calculus (1,2). Special emphasis has been put on an ecient implemen