Undecidability of Topological and Arithmetical Properties of Infinitary Rational Relations
Équipe de Logique Mathématique,
U.F.R. de Mathématiques, Université Paris-7, 2 place Jussieu, 75251
Paris Cedex 05, France;
Accepted: March 2003
We prove that for every countable ordinal α one cannot decide whether a given infinitary rational relation is in the Borel class (respectively ). Furthermore one cannot decide whether a given infinitary rational relation is a Borel set or a -complete set. We prove some recursive analogues to these properties. In particular one cannot decide whether an infinitary rational relation is an arithmetical set. We then deduce from the proof of these results some other ones, like: one cannot decide whether the complement of an infinitary rational relation is also an infinitary rational relation.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 68Q45 / 03D05 / 03D55 / 03E15
Key words: Infinitary rational relations / topological properties / Borel and analytic sets / arithmetical properties / decision problems.
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