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Analytic and pseudo-analytic structures (a survey)

02/2004;
Source: arXiv

ABSTRACT The paper is an extended version of the talk in the Logic Colloquium-2000 at Paris. We discuss a series of results and problems around Hrushovski's construction of counter-examples to the Trichotomy conjecture.

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