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Reconstructing functions of several arguments from identification minors

16/12/2013 Segunda-feira, 16 de Dezembro de 2013, 16h00-17h00, IIIUL-Anfiteatro 
Erkko Lehtonen (University of Luxembourg)
Instituto para a Investigação Interdisciplinar da Universidade de Lisboa

This talk deals with the problem whether a function $f \colon A^n \to B$ can be reconstructed from its identification minors, i.e., functions derived from $f$ by identifying a pair of its arguments. Some recent results, both positive and negative, about this reconstruction problem are discussed (see [1, 2, 3, 4]). For example, totally symmetric functions and affine functions over finite fields are reconstructible. On the other hand, the class of order-preserving functions is not reconstructible. Some open problems are also presented. References: [1] E. Lehtonen, On the reconstructibility of totally symmetric functions and of other functions with a unique identification minor, arXiv:1208.3110. [2] E. Lehtonen, Reconstructing multisets over commutative groupoids, with an application to a reconstruction problem for functions of several arguments (the case of affine functions), arXiv:1302.7109. [3] M. Couceiro, E. Lehtonen, K. Schölzel, Hypomorphic Steiner systems and nonreconstructible functions, arXiv:1306.5578. [4] M. Couceiro, E. Lehtonen, K. Schölzel, Set-reconstructibility of Post classes, arXiv:1310.7797.