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Hierarchies Of Generalized Kolmogorov Complexities And Nonenumerable Universal Measures Computable In The Limit
 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
, 2000
"... The traditional theory of Kolmogorov complexity and algorithmic probability focuses on monotone Turing machines with oneway writeonly output tape. This naturally leads to the universal enumerable SolomonoLevin measure. Here we introduce more general, nonenumerable but cumulatively enumerable m ..."
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The traditional theory of Kolmogorov complexity and algorithmic probability focuses on monotone Turing machines with oneway writeonly output tape. This naturally leads to the universal enumerable SolomonoLevin measure. Here we introduce more general, nonenumerable but cumulatively enumerable measures (CEMs) derived from Turing machines with lexicographically nondecreasing output and random input, and even more general approximable measures and distributions computable in the limit. We obtain a natural hierarchy of generalizations of algorithmic probability and Kolmogorov complexity, suggesting that the "true" information content of some (possibly in nite) bitstring x is the size of the shortest nonhalting program that converges to x and nothing but x on a Turing machine that can edit its previous outputs. Among other things we show that there are objects computable in the limit yet more random than Chaitin's "number of wisdom" Omega, that any approximable measure of x is small for any x lacking a short description, that there is no universal approximable distribution, that there is a universal CEM, and that any nonenumerable CEM of x is small for any x lacking a short enumerating program. We briey mention consequences for universes sampled from such priors.
Some ComputabilityTheoretical Aspects of Reals and Randomness
 the Lect. Notes Log. 18, Assoc. for Symbol. Logic
, 2001
"... We study computably enumerable reals (i.e. their left cut is computably enumerable) in terms of their spectra of representations and presentations. ..."
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We study computably enumerable reals (i.e. their left cut is computably enumerable) in terms of their spectra of representations and presentations.
Randomness Space
 Automata, Languages and Programming, Proceedings of the 25th International Colloquium, ICALP’98
, 1998
"... MartinL#of de#ned in#nite random sequences over a #nite alphabet via randomness tests which describe sets having measure zero in a constructive sense. In this paper this concept is generalized to separable topological spaces with a measure, following a suggestion of Zvonkin and Levin. After stud ..."
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MartinL#of de#ned in#nite random sequences over a #nite alphabet via randomness tests which describe sets having measure zero in a constructive sense. In this paper this concept is generalized to separable topological spaces with a measure, following a suggestion of Zvonkin and Levin. After studying basic results and constructions for such randomness spaces a general invariance result is proved which gives conditions under which a function between randomness spaces preserves randomness. This corrects and extends a result bySchnorr. Calude and J#urgensen proved that the randomness notion for real numbers obtained by considering their bary representations is independent from the base b. We use our invariance result to show that this notion is identical with the notion which one obtains by viewing the real number space directly as a randomness space. Furthermore, arithmetic properties of random real numbers are derived, for example that every computable analytic function pres...
General Loss Bounds for Universal Sequence Prediction
, 2001
"... The Bayesian framework is ideally suited for induction problems. The probability of observing $x_k$ at time $k$, given past observations $x_1...x_{k1}$ can be computed with Bayes' rule if the true distribution $\mu$ of the sequences $x_1x_2x_3...$ is known. The problem, however, is that in many cas ..."
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The Bayesian framework is ideally suited for induction problems. The probability of observing $x_k$ at time $k$, given past observations $x_1...x_{k1}$ can be computed with Bayes' rule if the true distribution $\mu$ of the sequences $x_1x_2x_3...$ is known. The problem, however, is that in many cases one does not even have a reasonable estimate of the true distribution. In order to overcome this problem a universal distribution $\xi$ is defined as a weighted sum of distributions $\mu_i\in M$, where $M$ is any countable set of distributions including $\mu$. This is a generalization of Solomonoff induction, in which $M$ is the set of all enumerable semimeasures. Systems which predict $y_k$, given $x_1...x_{k1}$ and which receive loss $l_{x_k y_k}$ if $x_k$ is the true next symbol of the sequence are considered. It is proven that using the universal $\xi$ as a prior is nearly as good as using the unknown true distribution $\mu$. Furthermore, games of chance, defined as a sequence of bets, observations, and rewards are studied. The time needed to reach the winning zone is estimated. Extensions to arbitrary alphabets, partial and delayed prediction, and more active systems are discussed.
The Kolmogorov Complexity of Random Reals
 Ann. Pure Appl. Logic
, 2003
"... We investigate the initial segment complexity of random reals. Let K(... ..."
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We investigate the initial segment complexity of random reals. Let K(...
Computably enumerable reals and uniformly presentable ideals
 Mathematical Logic Quarterly
"... We study the relationship between a computably enumerable real and its presentations. A set A presents a computably enumerable real α if A is a computably enumerable prefixfree set of strings such that α = ∑ σ∈A 2−σ . Note that ∑ σ∈A 2−σ  is precisely the measure of the set of reals that have a ..."
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We study the relationship between a computably enumerable real and its presentations. A set A presents a computably enumerable real α if A is a computably enumerable prefixfree set of strings such that α = ∑ σ∈A 2−σ . Note that ∑ σ∈A 2−σ  is precisely the measure of the set of reals that have a string in A as an initial segment. So we will simply abbreviate ∑ σ∈A 2−σ  by µ(A). It is known that whenever A so presents α then A ≤wtt α, where ≤wtt denotes weak truth table reducibility, and that the wtt degrees of presentations form an ideal I(α) in the computably enumerable wtt degrees. We prove that any such ideal is Σ 0 3, and conversely that if I is any Σ 0 3 ideal in the computably enumerable wtt degrees then there is a computable enumerable real α such that I = I(α). 1
Computability, Definability and Algebraic Structures
, 1999
"... In a later section, we will look at a result of Coles, Downey and Slaman [16] of pure computability theory. The result is that, for any set X, the set ..."
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In a later section, we will look at a result of Coles, Downey and Slaman [16] of pure computability theory. The result is that, for any set X, the set