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Equilogical Spaces
, 1998
"... It is well known that one can build models of full higherorder dependent type theory (also called the calculus of constructions) using partial equivalence relations (PERs) and assemblies over a partial combinatory algebra (PCA). But the idea of categories of PERs and ERs (total equivalence relation ..."
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It is well known that one can build models of full higherorder dependent type theory (also called the calculus of constructions) using partial equivalence relations (PERs) and assemblies over a partial combinatory algebra (PCA). But the idea of categories of PERs and ERs (total equivalence relations) can be applied to other structures as well. In particular, we can easily dene the category of ERs and equivalencepreserving continuous mappings over the standard category Top 0 of topological T 0 spaces; we call these spaces (a topological space together with an ER) equilogical spaces and the resulting category Equ. We show that this categoryin contradistinction to Top 0 is a cartesian closed category. The direct proof outlined here uses the equivalence of the category Equ to the category PEqu of PERs over algebraic lattices (a full subcategory of Top 0 that is well known to be cartesian closed from domain theory). In another paper with Carboni and Rosolini (cited herein) a more abstract categorical generalization shows why many such categories are cartesian closed. The category Equ obviously contains Top 0 as a full subcategory, and it naturally contains many other well known subcategories. In particular, we show why, as a consequence of work of Ershov, Berger, and others, the KleeneKreisel hierarchy of countable functionals of nite types can be naturally constructed in Equ from the natural numbers object N by repeated use in Equ of exponentiation and binary products. We also develop for Equ notions of modest sets (a category equivalent to Equ) and assemblies to explain why a model of dependent type theory is obtained. We make some comparisons of this model to other, known models. 1
Topological and Limitspace subcategories of Countablybased Equilogical Spaces
, 2001
"... this paper we show that the two approaches are equivalent for a ..."
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Type Theory via Exact Categories (Extended Abstract)
 In Proceedings of the 13th Annual IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science LICS '98
, 1998
"... Partial equivalence relations (and categories of these) are a standard tool in semantics of type theories and programming languages, since they often provide a cartesian closed category with extended definability. Using the theory of exact categories, we give a categorytheoretic explanation of why ..."
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Partial equivalence relations (and categories of these) are a standard tool in semantics of type theories and programming languages, since they often provide a cartesian closed category with extended definability. Using the theory of exact categories, we give a categorytheoretic explanation of why the construction of a category of partial equivalence relations often produces a cartesian closed category. We show how several familiar examples of categories of partial equivalence relations fit into the general framework. 1 Introduction Partial equivalence relations (and categories of these) are a standard tool in semantics of programming languages, see e.g. [2, 5, 7, 9, 15, 17, 20, 22, 35] and [6, 29] for extensive surveys. They are usefully applied to give proofs of correctness and adequacy since they often provide a cartesian closed category with additional properties. Take for instance a partial equivalence relation on the set of natural numbers: a binary relation R ` N\ThetaN on th...
The Largest Topological Subcategory of Countablybased Equilogical Spaces
, 1998
"... There are two main approaches to obtaining "topological" cartesianclosed categories. Under one approach, one restricts to a full subcategory of topological spaces that happens to be cartesian closed  for example, the category of sequential spaces. Under the other, one generalises the notion of s ..."
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There are two main approaches to obtaining "topological" cartesianclosed categories. Under one approach, one restricts to a full subcategory of topological spaces that happens to be cartesian closed  for example, the category of sequential spaces. Under the other, one generalises the notion of space  for example, to Scott's notion of equilogical space. In this paper we show that the two approaches are equivalent for a large class of objects. We first observe that the category of countablybased equilogical spaces has, in a precisely defined sense, a largest full subcategory that can be simultaneously viewed as a full subcategory of topological spaces. This category consists of certain "!projecting" topological quotients of countablybased topological spaces, and contains, in particular, all countablybased spaces. We show that this category is cartesian closed with its structure inherited, on the one hand, from the category of sequential spaces, and, on the other, from the cate...