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On the strength of Ramsey’s Theorem for pairs
 Journal of Symbolic Logic
, 2001
"... Abstract. We study the proof–theoretic strength and effective content denote Ramof the infinite form of Ramsey’s theorem for pairs. Let RT n k sey’s theorem for k–colorings of n–element sets, and let RT n < ∞ denote (∀k)RTn k. Our main result on computability is: For any n ≥ 2 and any computable (r ..."
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Abstract. We study the proof–theoretic strength and effective content denote Ramof the infinite form of Ramsey’s theorem for pairs. Let RT n k sey’s theorem for k–colorings of n–element sets, and let RT n < ∞ denote (∀k)RTn k. Our main result on computability is: For any n ≥ 2 and any computable (recursive) k–coloring of the n–element sets of natural numbers, there is an infinite homogeneous set X with X ′ ′ ≤T 0 (n). Let I�n and B�n denote the �n induction and bounding schemes, respectively. Adapting the case n = 2 of the above result (where X is low2) to models is conservative of arithmetic enables us to show that RCA0 + I �2 + RT2 2 over RCA0 + I �2 for �1 1 statements and that RCA0 + I �3 + RT2 < ∞ is �1 1conservative over RCA0 + I �3. It follows that RCA0 + RT2 2 does not imply B �3. In contrast, J. Hirst showed that RCA0 + RT2 < ∞ does imply B �3, and we include a proof of a slightly strengthened version of this result. It follows that RT2 < ∞ is strictly stronger than RT2 2 over RC A0. 1.
On the Structure of Degrees of Inferability
 Journal of Computer and System Sciences
, 1993
"... Degrees of inferability have been introduced to measure the learning power of inductive inference machines which have access to an oracle. The classical concept of degrees of unsolvability measures the computing power of oracles. In this paper we determine the relationship between both notions. ..."
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Degrees of inferability have been introduced to measure the learning power of inductive inference machines which have access to an oracle. The classical concept of degrees of unsolvability measures the computing power of oracles. In this paper we determine the relationship between both notions. 1 Introduction We consider learning of classes of recursive functions within the framework of inductive inference [21]. A recent theme is the study of inductive inference machines with oracles ([8, 10, 11, 17, 24] and tangentially [12]; cf. [10] for a comprehensive introduction and a collection of all previous results.) The basic question is how the information content of the oracle (technically: its Turing degree) relates with its learning power (technically: its inference degreedepending on the underlying inference criterion). In this paper a definitive answer is obtained for the case of recursively enumerable oracles and the case when only finitely many queries to the oracle are allo...
Uniform almost everywhere domination
 Journal of Symbolic Logic
, 2006
"... ABSTRACT. We explore the interaction between Lebesgue measure and dominating functions. We show, via both a priority construction and a forcing construction, that there is a function of incomplete degree that dominates almost all degrees. This answers a question of Dobrinen and Simpson, who showed t ..."
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ABSTRACT. We explore the interaction between Lebesgue measure and dominating functions. We show, via both a priority construction and a forcing construction, that there is a function of incomplete degree that dominates almost all degrees. This answers a question of Dobrinen and Simpson, who showed that such functions are related to the prooftheoretic strength of the regularity of Lebesgue measure for G δ sets. Our constructions essentially settle the reverse mathematical classification of this principle. 1.
Almost everywhere domination and superhighness
 Mathematical Logic Quarterly
"... Let ω denote the set of natural numbers. For functions f, g: ω → ω, we say that f is dominated by g if f(n) < g(n) for all but finitely many n ∈ ω. We consider the standard “fair coin ” probability measure on the space 2 ω of infinite sequences of 0’s and 1’s. A Turing oracle B is said to be almost ..."
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Let ω denote the set of natural numbers. For functions f, g: ω → ω, we say that f is dominated by g if f(n) < g(n) for all but finitely many n ∈ ω. We consider the standard “fair coin ” probability measure on the space 2 ω of infinite sequences of 0’s and 1’s. A Turing oracle B is said to be almost everywhere dominating if, for measure one many X ∈ 2 ω, each function which is Turing computable from X is dominated by some function which is Turing computable from B. Dobrinen and Simpson have shown that the almost everywhere domination property and some of its variant properties are closely related to the reverse mathematics of measure theory. In this paper we exposit some recent results of KjosHanssen, KjosHanssen/Miller/Solomon, and others concerning LRreducibility and almost everywhere domination. We also prove the following new result: If B is almost everywhere dominating, then B is superhigh, i.e., 0 ′′ is
Measures and their random reals
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"... We study the randomness properties of reals with respect to arbitrary probability measures on Cantor space. We show that every nonrecursive real is nontrivially random with respect to some measure. The probability measures constructed in the proof may have atoms. If one rules out the existence of ..."
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We study the randomness properties of reals with respect to arbitrary probability measures on Cantor space. We show that every nonrecursive real is nontrivially random with respect to some measure. The probability measures constructed in the proof may have atoms. If one rules out the existence of atoms, i.e. considers only continuous measures, it turns out that every nonhyperarithmetical real is random for a continuous measure. On the other hand, examples of reals not random for a continuous measure can be found throughout the hyperarithmetical Turing degrees.
Defining the Turing Jump
 MATHEMATICAL RESEARCH LETTERS
, 1999
"... The primary notion of effective computability is that provided by Turing machines (or equivalently any of the other common models of computation). We denote the partial function computed by the eth Turing machine in some standard list by # e . When these machines are equipped with an "oracle" for a ..."
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The primary notion of effective computability is that provided by Turing machines (or equivalently any of the other common models of computation). We denote the partial function computed by the eth Turing machine in some standard list by # e . When these machines are equipped with an "oracle" for a subset A of the natural numbers #, i.e. an external procedure that answers questions of the form "is n in A", they define the basic notion of relative computability or Turing reducibility (from Turing (1939)). We say that A is computable from (or recursive in) B if there is a Turing machine which, when equipped with an oracle for B, computes (the characteristic function of) A, i.e. for some e, # B e = A. We denote this relation by A # T<F10
Global Properties of the Turing Degrees and the Turing Jump
"... We present a summary of the lectures delivered to the Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Singapore, during the 2005 Summer School in Mathematical Logic. The lectures covered topics on the global structure of the Turing degrees D, the countability of its automorphism group, and the definability of ..."
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We present a summary of the lectures delivered to the Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Singapore, during the 2005 Summer School in Mathematical Logic. The lectures covered topics on the global structure of the Turing degrees D, the countability of its automorphism group, and the definability of the Turing jump within D.
Generalized high degrees have the complementation property
 Journal of Symbolic Logic
"... Abstract. We show that if d ∈ GH1 then D( ≤ d) has the complementation property, i.e. for all a < d there is some b < d such that a ∧ b = 0 and a ∨ b = d. §1. Introduction. A major theme in the investigation of the structure of the Turing degrees, (D, ≤T), has been the relationship between the order ..."
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Abstract. We show that if d ∈ GH1 then D( ≤ d) has the complementation property, i.e. for all a < d there is some b < d such that a ∧ b = 0 and a ∨ b = d. §1. Introduction. A major theme in the investigation of the structure of the Turing degrees, (D, ≤T), has been the relationship between the order theoretic properties of a degree and its complexity of definition in arithmetic as expressed by the Turing jump operator which embodies a single step in the hierarchy of quantification. For example, there is a long history of results showing that 0 ′
A join theorem for the computably enumerable degrees
 Trans. Amer. Math. Soc
, 2004
"... Abstract. It is shown that for any computably enumerable (c.e.) degree w, if w � = 0, then there is a c.e. degree a such that (a ∨ w) ′ = a ′ ′ = 0 ′′ (so a is low2 and a ∨ w is high). It follows from this and previous work of P. Cholak, M. Groszek and T. Slaman that the low and low2 c.e. degrees ..."
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Abstract. It is shown that for any computably enumerable (c.e.) degree w, if w � = 0, then there is a c.e. degree a such that (a ∨ w) ′ = a ′ ′ = 0 ′′ (so a is low2 and a ∨ w is high). It follows from this and previous work of P. Cholak, M. Groszek and T. Slaman that the low and low2 c.e. degrees are not elementarily equivalent as partial orderings. 1.
Definability and Global Degree Theory
 Logic Colloquium '90, Association of Symbolic Logic Summer Meeting in Helsinki, Berlin 1993 [Lecture Notes in Logic 2
"... Gödel's work [Gö34] on undecidable theories and the subsequent formalisations of the notion of a recursive function ([Tu36], [K136] etc.) have led to an ever deepening understanding of the nature of the noncomputable universe (which as Gödel himself showed, includes sets and functions of everyday s ..."
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Gödel's work [Gö34] on undecidable theories and the subsequent formalisations of the notion of a recursive function ([Tu36], [K136] etc.) have led to an ever deepening understanding of the nature of the noncomputable universe (which as Gödel himself showed, includes sets and functions of everyday significance). The nontrivial aspect of Church's Thesis (any function not contained within one of the equivalent definitions of recursive/Turing computable, cannot be considered to be effectively computable) still provides a basis not only for classical and generalised recursion theory, but also for contemporary theoretical computer science. Recent years, in parallel with the massive increase in interest in the computable universe and the development of much subtler concepts of 'practically computable', have seen remarkable progress with some of the most basic and challenging questions concerning the noncomputable universe, results both of philosophical significance and of potentially wider technical importance. Relativising Church's Thesis, Kleene and Post [KP54] proposed the now