Journal article

Relativised Homomorphism Preservation at the Finite Level

L Ham

Studia Logica | Published : 2017

Abstract

In this article, we investigate the status of the homomorphism preservation property amongst restricted classes of finite relational structures and algebraic structures. We show that there are many homomorphism-closed classes of finite lattices that are definable by a first-order sentence but not by existential positive sentences, demonstrating the failure of the homomorphism preservation property for lattices at the finite level. In contrast to the negative results for algebras, we establish a finite-level relativised homomorphism preservation theorem in the relational case. More specifically, we give a complete finite-level characterisation of first-order definable finitely generated anti-..

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