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We study and compare two combinatorial lowness notions: strong jump-traceability and well-approximability of the jump, by strengthening the notion of jump-traceab-ility and super-lowness for sets of natural numbers. A computable non-decreasing unbounded function h is called an order function. Informally, a set A is strongly jump-traceable if for each order(More)
Well quasi-orders (wqo's) are an important mathematical tool for proving termination of many algorithms. Under some assumptions upper bounds for the computational complexity of such algorithms can be extracted by analyzing the length of controlled bad sequences. We develop a new, self-contained study of the length of bad sequences over the product ordering(More)
Consider a Martin-Löf random ∆ 0 2 set Z. We give lower bounds for the number of changes of Zs n for computable approximations of Z. We show that each nonempty Π 0 1 class has a low member Z with a computable approximation that changes only o(2 n) times. We prove that each superlow ML-random set already satisfies a stronger randomness notion called balanced(More)
Dickson's Lemma is a simple yet powerful tool widely used in decidability proofs, especially when dealing with counters or related data structures in algorithmics, verification and model-checking, constraint solving, logic, etc. While Dickson's Lemma is well-known, most computer scientists are not aware of the complexity upper bounds that are entailed by(More)
We define a program size complexity function H ∞ as a variant of the prefix-free Kolmogorov complexity, based on Turing monotone machines performing possibly unending computations. We consider definitions of randomness and triviality for sequences in {0, 1} ω relative to the H ∞ complexity. We prove that the classes of Martin-Löf random sequences and H(More)
We define the notion of indifferent set with respect to a given class of {0, 1}-sequences. Roughly, for a set A in the class, a set of natural numbers I is indifferent for A with respect to the class if it does not matter how we change A at the positions in I: the new sequence continues to be in the given class. We are especially interested in studying(More)
We work with fuzzy Turing machines (FTMs) and we study the relationship between this computational model and classical recursion concepts such as computable functions, recursively enumerable (r.e.) sets and universality. FTMs are first regarded as acceptors. It has recently been shown by J. Wiedermann that these machines have more computational power than(More)