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Trivial Reals
"... Solovay showed that there are noncomputable reals ff such that H(ff _ n) 6 H(1n) + O(1), where H is prefixfree Kolmogorov complexity. Such Htrivial reals are interesting due to the connection between algorithmic complexity and effective randomness. We give a new, easier construction of an Htrivi ..."
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Solovay showed that there are noncomputable reals ff such that H(ff _ n) 6 H(1n) + O(1), where H is prefixfree Kolmogorov complexity. Such Htrivial reals are interesting due to the connection between algorithmic complexity and effective randomness. We give a new, easier construction of an Htrivial real. We also analyze various computabilitytheoretic properties of the Htrivial reals, showing for example that no Htrivial real can compute the halting problem. Therefore, our construction of an Htrivial computably enumerable set is an easy, injuryfree construction of an incomplete computably enumerable set. Finally, we relate the Htrivials to other classes of "highly nonrandom " reals that have been previously studied.
Degrees of random sets
, 1991
"... An explicit recursiontheoretic definition of a random sequence or random set of natural numbers was given by MartinLöf in 1966. Other approaches leading to the notions of nrandomness and weak nrandomness have been presented by Solovay, Chaitin, and Kurtz. We investigate the properties of nrando ..."
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An explicit recursiontheoretic definition of a random sequence or random set of natural numbers was given by MartinLöf in 1966. Other approaches leading to the notions of nrandomness and weak nrandomness have been presented by Solovay, Chaitin, and Kurtz. We investigate the properties of nrandom and weakly nrandom sequences with an emphasis on the structure of their Turing degrees. After an introduction and summary, in Chapter II we present several equivalent definitions of nrandomness and weak nrandomness including a new definition in terms of a forcing relation analogous to the characterization of ngeneric sequences in terms of Cohen forcing. We also prove that, as conjectured by Kurtz, weak nrandomness is indeed strictly weaker than nrandomness. Chapter III is concerned with intrinsic properties of nrandom sequences. The main results are that an (n + 1)random sequence A satisfies the condition A (n) ≡T A⊕0 (n) (strengthening a result due originally to Sacks) and that nrandom sequences satisfy a number of strong independence properties, e.g., if A ⊕ B is nrandom then A is nrandom relative to B. It follows that any countable distributive lattice can be embedded
Almost everywhere domination
 J. Symbolic Logic
"... ATuringdegreea is said to be almost everywhere dominating if, for almost all X ∈ 2 ω with respect to the “fair coin ” probability measure on 2 ω,andforallg: ω → ω Turing reducible to X, thereexistsf: ω → ω of Turing degree a which dominates g. We study the problem of characterizing the almost everyw ..."
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ATuringdegreea is said to be almost everywhere dominating if, for almost all X ∈ 2 ω with respect to the “fair coin ” probability measure on 2 ω,andforallg: ω → ω Turing reducible to X, thereexistsf: ω → ω of Turing degree a which dominates g. We study the problem of characterizing the almost everywhere dominating Turing degrees and other, similarly defined classes of Turing degrees. We relate this problem to some questions in the reverse mathematics of measure theory. 1
On initial segment complexity and degrees of randomness
 Trans. Amer. Math. Soc
"... Abstract. One approach to understanding the fine structure of initial segment complexity was introduced by Downey, Hirschfeldt and LaForte. They define X ≤K Y to mean that (∀n) K(X ↾ n) ≤ K(Y ↾ n) +O(1). The equivalence classes under this relation are the Kdegrees. We prove that if X ⊕ Y is 1rand ..."
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Abstract. One approach to understanding the fine structure of initial segment complexity was introduced by Downey, Hirschfeldt and LaForte. They define X ≤K Y to mean that (∀n) K(X ↾ n) ≤ K(Y ↾ n) +O(1). The equivalence classes under this relation are the Kdegrees. We prove that if X ⊕ Y is 1random, then X and Y have no upper bound in the Kdegrees (hence, no join). We also prove that nrandomness is closed upward in the Kdegrees. Our main tool is another structure intended to measure the degree of randomness of real numbers: the vLdegrees. Unlike the Kdegrees, many basic properties of the vLdegrees are easy to prove. We show that X ≤K Y implies X ≤vL Y, so some results can be transferred. The reverse implication is proved to fail. The same analysis is also done for ≤C, the analogue of ≤K for plain Kolmogorov complexity. Two other interesting results are included. First, we prove that for any Z ∈ 2ω, a 1random real computable from a 1Zrandom real is automatically 1Zrandom. Second, we give a plain Kolmogorov complexity characterization of 1randomness. This characterization is related to our proof that X ≤C Y implies X ≤vL Y. 1.
Low for random reals and positivemeasure domination
 Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, 2007. Preprint
, 2005
"... Abstract. The low for random reals are characterized topologically, as well as in terms of domination of Turing functionals on a set of positive measure. 1. ..."
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Abstract. The low for random reals are characterized topologically, as well as in terms of domination of Turing functionals on a set of positive measure. 1.
Relativizing Chaitin’s halting probability
 J. Math. Log
"... Abstract. As a natural example of a 1random real, Chaitin proposed the halting probability Ω of a universal prefixfree machine. We can relativize this example by considering a universal prefixfree oracle machine U. Let Ω A U be the halting probability of U A; this gives a natural uniform way of p ..."
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Abstract. As a natural example of a 1random real, Chaitin proposed the halting probability Ω of a universal prefixfree machine. We can relativize this example by considering a universal prefixfree oracle machine U. Let Ω A U be the halting probability of U A; this gives a natural uniform way of producing an Arandom real for every A ∈ 2 ω. It is this operator which is our primary object of study. We can draw an analogy between the jump operator from computability theory and this Omega operator. But unlike the jump, which is invariant (up to computable permutation) under the choice of an effective enumeration of the partial computable functions, Ω A U can be vastly different for different choices of U. Even for a fixed U, there are oracles A = ∗ B such that Ω A U and Ω B U are 1random relative to each other. We prove this and many other interesting properties of Omega operators. We investigate these operators from the perspective of analysis, computability theory, and of course, algorithmic randomness. 1.
Lowness notions, measure and domination
, 2008
"... Abstract. We show that positive measure domination implies uniform almost everywhere domination and that this proof translates into a proof in the subsystem WWKL0 (but not in RCA0) of the equivalence of various Lebesgue measure regularity statements introduced by Dobrinen and Simpson. This work also ..."
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Abstract. We show that positive measure domination implies uniform almost everywhere domination and that this proof translates into a proof in the subsystem WWKL0 (but not in RCA0) of the equivalence of various Lebesgue measure regularity statements introduced by Dobrinen and Simpson. This work also allows us to prove that low for weak 2randomness is the same as low for MartinLöf randomness (a result independently obtained by Nies). Using the same technique, we show that ≤LR implies ≤LK, generalizing the fact that low for MartinLöf randomness implies low for K. 1.
Randomness, lowness and degrees
 J. of Symbolic Logic
, 2006
"... Abstract. We say that A ≤LR B if every Brandom number is Arandom. Intuitively this means that if oracle A can identify some patterns on some real γ, oracle B can also find patterns on γ. In other words, B is at least as good as A for this purpose. We study the structure of the LR degrees globally a ..."
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Abstract. We say that A ≤LR B if every Brandom number is Arandom. Intuitively this means that if oracle A can identify some patterns on some real γ, oracle B can also find patterns on γ. In other words, B is at least as good as A for this purpose. We study the structure of the LR degrees globally and locally (i.e. restricted to the computably enumerable degrees) and their relationship with the Turing degrees. Among other results we show that whenever α is not GL2 the LR degree of α bounds 2 ℵ0 degrees (so that, in particular, there exist LR degrees with uncountably many predecessors) and we give sample results which demonstrate how various techniques from the theory of the c.e. degrees can be used to prove results about the c.e. LR degrees. 1.