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Modified Bar Recursion and Classical Dependent Choice
 In Logic Colloquium 2001
"... We introduce a variant of Spector's bar recursion in nite types to give a realizability interpretation of the classical axiom of dependent choice allowing for the extraction of witnesses from proofs of 1 formulas in classical analysis. We also give a bar recursive denition of the fan functional ..."
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We introduce a variant of Spector's bar recursion in nite types to give a realizability interpretation of the classical axiom of dependent choice allowing for the extraction of witnesses from proofs of 1 formulas in classical analysis. We also give a bar recursive denition of the fan functional and study the relationship of our variant of bar recursion with others. x1.
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.
Computability Over the Partial Continuous Functionals
, 1998
"... We show that to every recursive total continuous functional there is a representative of in the hierearchy of partial continuous funcriohals such that is S1  S9 computable over the hierarchy of partial continuous functionals. Equivalently, the representative will be PCFdefinable over the parti ..."
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We show that to every recursive total continuous functional there is a representative of in the hierearchy of partial continuous funcriohals such that is S1  S9 computable over the hierarchy of partial continuous functionals. Equivalently, the representative will be PCFdefinable over the partial continuous functionals, where PCF is Plotkin's programming language for computable functionals.
EXHAUSTIBLE SETS IN HIGHERTYPE COMPUTATION
, 2008
"... We say that a set is exhaustible if it admits algorithmic universal quantification for continuous predicates in finite time, and searchable if there is an algorithm that, given any continuous predicate, either selects an element for which the predicate holds or else tells there is no example. The C ..."
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We say that a set is exhaustible if it admits algorithmic universal quantification for continuous predicates in finite time, and searchable if there is an algorithm that, given any continuous predicate, either selects an element for which the predicate holds or else tells there is no example. The Cantor space of infinite sequences of binary digits is known to be searchable. Searchable sets are exhaustible, and we show that the converse also holds for sets of hereditarily total elements in the hierarchy of continuous functionals; moreover, a selection functional can be constructed uniformly from a quantification functional. We prove that searchable sets are closed under intersections with decidable sets, and under the formation of computable images and of finite and countably infinite products. This is related to the fact, established here, that exhaustible sets are topologically compact. We obtain a complete description of exhaustible total sets by developing a computational version of a topological Arzela–Ascoli type characterization of compact subsets of function spaces. We also show that, in the nonempty case, they are precisely the computable images of the Cantor space. The emphasis of this paper is on the theory of exhaustible and searchable sets, but we also briefly sketch applications.
Notions of computability at higher types I
 In Logic Colloquium 2000
, 2005
"... We discuss the conceptual problem of identifying the natural notions of computability at higher types (over the natural numbers). We argue for an eclectic approach, in which one considers a wide range of possible approaches to defining higher type computability and then looks for regularities. As a ..."
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We discuss the conceptual problem of identifying the natural notions of computability at higher types (over the natural numbers). We argue for an eclectic approach, in which one considers a wide range of possible approaches to defining higher type computability and then looks for regularities. As a first step in this programme, we give an extended survey of the di#erent strands of research on higher type computability to date, bringing together material from recursion theory, constructive logic and computer science. The paper thus serves as a reasonably complete overview of the literature on higher type computability. Two sequel papers will be devoted to developing a more systematic account of the material reviewed here.
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
Density and Choice for Total Continuous Functionals
 About and Around Georg Kreisel
, 1996
"... this paper is to give complete proofs of the density theorem and the choice principle for total continuous functionals in the natural and concrete context of the partial continuous functionals [Ers77], essentially by specializing more general treatments in the literature. The proofs obtained are rel ..."
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this paper is to give complete proofs of the density theorem and the choice principle for total continuous functionals in the natural and concrete context of the partial continuous functionals [Ers77], essentially by specializing more general treatments in the literature. The proofs obtained are relatively short and hopefully perspicious, and may contribute to redirect attention to the fundamental questions Kreisel originally was interested in. Obviously this work owes much to other sources. In particular I have made use of work by Scott [Sco82] (whose notion of an information system is taken as a basis to introduce domains), Roscoe [Ros87], Larsen and Winskel [LW84] and Berger [Ber93]. The paper is organized as follows. Section 1 treats information systems, and in section 2 it is shown that the partial orders defined by them are exactly the (Scott) domains with countable basis. Section 3 gives a characterization of the continuous functions between domains, in terms of approximable mappings. In section 4 cartesian products and function spaces of domains and information systems are introduced. In section 5 the partial and total continuous functionals are defined. Section 6 finally contains the proofs of the two theorems above; it will be clear that the same proofs also yield effective versions of these theorems.
On the Equivalence of Some Approaches to Computability on the Real Line
"... There have been many suggestions for what should be a computable real number or function. Some of them exhibited pathological properties. At present, research concentrates either on an application of Weihrauch's Type Two Theory of Effectivity or on domaintheoretic approaches, in which case the ..."
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There have been many suggestions for what should be a computable real number or function. Some of them exhibited pathological properties. At present, research concentrates either on an application of Weihrauch's Type Two Theory of Effectivity or on domaintheoretic approaches, in which case the partial objects appearing during computations are made explicit. A further, more analysisoriented line of research is based on Grzegorczyk's work. All these approaches are claimed to be equivalent, but not in all cases proofs have been given. In this paper it is shown that a real number as well as a realvalued function are computable in Weihrauch's sense if and only if they are definable in Escardo's functional language Real PCF, an extension of the language PCF by a new ground type for (total and partial) real numbers. This is exactly the case if the number is a computable element in the continuous domain of all compact real intervals and/or the function has a computable extension to this doma...
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.