## Dependence Relation In Pregeometries (2000)

Venue: | Algebra Universalis |

Citations: | 2 - 2 self |

### BibTeX

@ARTICLE{Grossberg00dependencerelation,

author = {Rami Grossberg and Olivier Lessmann},

title = {Dependence Relation In Pregeometries},

journal = {Algebra Universalis},

year = {2000},

volume = {44},

pages = {pp}

}

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### Abstract

The aim of this paper is to set a foundation to separate geometric model theory from model theory. Our goal is to explore the possibility to extend results from geometric model theory to non first order logic (e.g. L ! 1 ;! ). We introduce a dependence relation between subsets of a pregeometry and show that it satisfies all the formal properties that forking satisfies in simple first order theories. This happens when one is trying to lift forking to nonelementary classes, in contexts where there exists pregeometries but not necessarily a well-behaved dependence relation (see for example [HySh]). We use these to reproduce S. Buechler's characterization of local modularity in general. These results are used by Lessmann to prove an abstract group configuration theorem in [Le2].