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Technical Report

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Abstract: "We give a simple proof of a theorem of Gurevich and Shelah, that the inductive closure of an inflationary operator is equivalent, over the class of finite structures, to the inductive closure (i.e. minimal fixpoint) of a positive operator. A variant of the same proof establishes a theorem of Immerman, that the class of inductive closures of positive first order operators is closed under complementation."