You are viewing a javascript disabled version of the site. Please enable Javascript for this site to function properly.
Go to headerGo to navigationGo to searchGo to contentsGo to footer
In content section. Select this link to jump to navigation

The Hierarchy of Equivalence Relations on the Natural Numbers Under Computable Reducibility


The notion of computable reducibility between equivalence relations on the natural numbers provides a natural computable analogue of Borel reducibility. We investigate the computable reducibility hierarchy, comparing and contrasting it with the Borel reducibility hierarchy from descriptive set theory. Meanwhile, the notion of computable reducibility appears well suited for an analysis of equivalence relations on the c.e. sets, and more specifically, on various classes of c.e. structures. This is a rich context with many natural examples, such as the isomorphism relation on c.e. graphs or on computably presented groups. Here, our exposition extends earlier work in the literature concerning the classification of computable structures. An abundance of open questions remains.