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### Characterizing Inf and Sup sets

Suppose $X$ is a set. Let $\Xi$ be the set of all pairs $(\mathcal A,\mathcal B)$ such that $$\mathcal A, \mathcal B \subseteq \mathcal P(X)$$ and for some partial order $\le$ on $X$, $\mathcal A$ is ...
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### Reference for statement that almost every $n$-element partial order has trivial automorphism group

I'm looking for a reference for the statement that almost every partial order on $n$ elements has trivial automorphism group. I've been told that this is a folklore result. Does anyone know of a ...
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### Has the single sorted case of formal concept analysis been investigated?

A formal context in formal concept analysis is a triple $K = (G, M, I)$ where $G$ is a set of objects, $M$ is a set of attributes and the binary relation $I \subset G \times M$ shows which objects ...
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### Proving equivalence of a tree-based version of Countable Choice for families of finite sets

In this paper by Good and Tree, the following result is mentioned without proof as part of Proposition 6.5: Each of the following statements imply those beneath it. The countable union of ...
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### Extending a partial order while preserving an automorphism

It is well known that if $(P, \leq)$ is a partial order then $\leq$ can always be extended to a linear order. This is sometimes called Szpilrajn´s theorem although it had been previously proved by ...
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### For what classes of comparability graphs are their complements also comparability graphs?

An interval graph is an intersection graph of real intervals, that is, an undirected graph whose vertices can be labeled with real intervals so that there is an edge between two vertices iff their ...
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### Can all aleph_2-dense subsets of R be isomorphic?

Let $\kappa$ be an infinite cardinal. For a subset $A \subseteq \mathbb{R}$, we say that $A$ is $\kappa$-dense if $|A \cap (a, b)| = \kappa$ for every interval $(a, b)$. By Cantor, any two ...
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### Characterizing $\omega_1$-like dense linear orderings

I recently came upon the following theorem which was attributed to J. Conway: For each $A\subset \omega_1$, let $\Phi(A)$ be a linear ordering of type $\sum_{\alpha<\omega_1} \tau_\alpha$, where ...
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### Cantor theorem on orders

It is "a well-known theorem of Cantor", said Sierpinski (circa 1920), that every countable total order can be imbedded in the rationals, and he proceeds to demonstrate that, assuming the continuum ...
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### Order density of smooth functions among continuous functions?

Let $\mathcal{C}^0([a,b],\mathbb{R})$ be the space of all continuous functions $f:[a,b]\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ and $\mathcal{C}^\infty([a,b],\mathbb{R})$ the subspace of all smooth functions. Define ...
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### Extracting countable chains from linear orders

There is a well-known fact in infinite combinatorics asserting that for each infinite linear order $P$ there is a countable subset $R\subseteq P$ of order type either $\omega$ or $\omega^{*}$ (by ...
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### Oriented matroids and posets?

Is there a characterization of oriented matroids in terms of order theory, similar to that of matroids as geometric lattices? Does this question make sense at all? I have seen (for instance in ...
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### Visualizing large posets

Hi, does somebody know if there is any software for visualizing very large posets? (like those in page 27 of this notes of Guenter Ziegler). They may arise (as in that text) by considering the face ...
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### Reference for sparseness of incomparability graphs implying sparseness of covering graphs

If a partial order on $n$ elements has $m$ incomparable pairs, then its covering graph (aka Hasse diagram aka transitive reduction, the graph of pairs of elements that are comparable but are not the ...
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### Algorithm to compute certain poset from a given poset.

Hi. Associated with a finite poset $P$, one can consider the poset $S(P)$, whose elements are the intervals of $P$, ordered by inclusion. (See Discrete version of Nullstellensatz? for some motivation ...
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### Intervals in posets: how to extend interval orders, Allen's algebra, and interval graphs to intervals of posets?

BACKGROUND Assume a poset $\langle P, \le \rangle$. For two points $a,b \in P$ with $a \le b$, then $I = [a,b] = \{ x : a \le x \le b \}$ is the interval between $a$ and $b$. When $P$ is a chain ...
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### Discrete version of Nullstellensatz?

Hi. I was reading the paper "On the foundations of combinatorial theory (VI): The idea of a generating function" by Doubilet, Rota and Stanley, and there is a relation treated which is very ...
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### A specific notion between the notions of transversal and system of distinct representatives.

Let $X$ be a set, let $\mathcal{C}$ be a collection of subsets of $X$, and let $x_1, \dots , x_k \in X$. Say that the sequence $\{x_i\}_{i=1\dots k}$ is a sequential transversal (of length $k$) ...
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### Given a cardinal k, what's the biggest dense linear order with a dense subset of size k?

It's not hard to show that for any cardinal $\kappa$, there is no dense linear order without endpoints (DLO) of size greater than $2^{\kappa}$ that has a dense subset of size $\kappa$. But one can ...
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### Higher-order dimension in posets: a reference request

Let $P = (X, \le)$ be a partially-ordered set. Then the dimension of $P$ is the minimum number of total orders over $X$ whose intersection yields $P$. Alternately, the dimension of $P$ is the minimum ...
There's a fair amount of work on valuations on (modular) lattices, by which I mean functions $v : \mathcal{L} \rightarrow R$ that satisfy the modular expression v(x) + v(y) = v(x \wedge y) + v(x ...