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759. Manuel Bodirsky and Peter Jonsson and Trung Van Pham
The Reducts of the Homogeneous Binary Branching C-relation
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Submission date: 11 August 2014

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Let (L;C) be the (up to isomorphism unique) countable homogeneous structure carrying a binary branching C-relation. We study the reducts of (L;C), i.e., the structures with domain L that are first-order definable in (L;C). We show that up to existential interdefinability, there are finitely many such reducts. This implies that there are finitely many reducts up to first-order interdefinability, thus confirming a conjecture of Simon Thomas for the special case of (L;C). We also study the endomorphism monoids of such reducts and show that they fall into four categories.

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Full text arXiv 1408.2554: pdf, ps.


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