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A Tutorial on (Co)Algebras and (Co)Induction
 EATCS Bulletin
, 1997
"... . Algebraic structures which are generated by a collection of constructors like natural numbers (generated by a zero and a successor) or finite lists and trees are of wellestablished importance in computer science. Formally, they are initial algebras. Induction is used both as a definition pr ..."
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. Algebraic structures which are generated by a collection of constructors like natural numbers (generated by a zero and a successor) or finite lists and trees are of wellestablished importance in computer science. Formally, they are initial algebras. Induction is used both as a definition principle, and as a proof principle for such structures. But there are also important dual "coalgebraic" structures, which do not come equipped with constructor operations but with what are sometimes called "destructor" operations (also called observers, accessors, transition maps, or mutators). Spaces of infinite data (including, for example, infinite lists, and nonwellfounded sets) are generally of this kind. In general, dynamical systems with a hidden, blackbox state space, to which a user only has limited access via specified (observer or mutator) operations, are coalgebras of various kinds. Such coalgebraic systems are common in computer science. And "coinduction" is the appropriate te...
Towards a Duality Result in the Modal Logic of Coalgebras
 In Coalgebraic Methods in Computer Science, volume 33 of ENTCS
, 2000
"... This paper forms a step in the development of the recently emerged connection between coalgebra and modal logic. It introduces (backandforth) transformations between coalgebras of simple polynomial functors and certain Boolean algebras with operators (BAOs). Categorically, these transformations ta ..."
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This paper forms a step in the development of the recently emerged connection between coalgebra and modal logic. It introduces (backandforth) transformations between coalgebras of simple polynomial functors and certain Boolean algebras with operators (BAOs). Categorically, these transformations take the form of an adjunction. The BAO associated with a coalgebra can be used for specification, e.g. of classes in objectoriented languages.
Proof Principles for Datatypes with Iterated Recursion
, 1997
"... . Data types like trees which are finitely branching and of (possibly) infinite depth are described by iterating initial algebras and terminal coalgebras. We study proof principles for such data types in the context of categorical logic, following and extending the approach of [14, 15]. The technica ..."
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. Data types like trees which are finitely branching and of (possibly) infinite depth are described by iterating initial algebras and terminal coalgebras. We study proof principles for such data types in the context of categorical logic, following and extending the approach of [14, 15]. The technical contribution of this paper involves a description of initial algebras and terminal coalgebras in total categories of fibrations for lifted "datafunctors". These lifted functors are used to formulate our proof principles. We test these principles by proving some elementary results for four kinds of trees (with finite or infinite breadth or depth) using the proof tool pvs. 1 Introduction Algebras and coalgebras are of wellestablished importance in computer science, notably in the theory of datatypes, where especially initial algebras and terminal coalgebras play a distinguished role. Over the past decade there is more and more interest in the logic associated with initial algebras and ter...
Generic trace semantics via coinduction
 Logical Methods in Comp. Sci
, 2007
"... Abstract. Trace semantics has been defined for various kinds of statebased systems, notably with different forms of branching such as nondeterminism vs. probability. In this paper we claim to identify one underlying mathematical structure behind these “trace ..."
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Abstract. Trace semantics has been defined for various kinds of statebased systems, notably with different forms of branching such as nondeterminism vs. probability. In this paper we claim to identify one underlying mathematical structure behind these “trace
Quantum logic in dagger kernel categories
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"... This paper investigates quantum logic from the perspective of categorical logic, and starts from minimal assumptions, namely the existence of involutions/daggers and kernels. The resulting structures turn out to (1) encompass many examples of interest, such as categories of relations, partial inject ..."
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This paper investigates quantum logic from the perspective of categorical logic, and starts from minimal assumptions, namely the existence of involutions/daggers and kernels. The resulting structures turn out to (1) encompass many examples of interest, such as categories of relations, partial injections, Hilbert spaces (also modulo phase), and Boolean algebras, and (2) have interesting categorical/logical/ordertheoretic properties, in terms of kernel fibrations, such as existence of pullbacks, factorisation, orthomodularity, atomicity and completeness. For instance, the Sasaki hook and andthen connectives are obtained, as adjoints, via the existentialpullback adjunction between fibres. 1
Generic trace theory
 International Workshop on Coalgebraic Methods in Computer Science (CMCS 2006), volume 164 of Elect. Notes in Theor. Comp. Sci
, 2006
"... Trace semantics has been defined for various nondeterministic systems with different input/output types, or with different types of “nondeterminism ” such as classical nondeterminism (with a set of possible choices) vs. probabilistic nondeterminism. In this paper we claim that these various forms ..."
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Trace semantics has been defined for various nondeterministic systems with different input/output types, or with different types of “nondeterminism ” such as classical nondeterminism (with a set of possible choices) vs. probabilistic nondeterminism. In this paper we claim that these various forms of “trace semantics” are instances of a single categorical construction, namely coinduction in a Kleisli category. This claim is based on our main technical result that an initial algebra in
Freyd is Kleisli, for arrows
 In C. McBride, T. Uustalu, Proc. of Wksh. on Mathematically Structured Programming, MSFP 2006, Electron. Wkshs. in Computing. BCS
, 2006
"... Arrows have been introduced in functional programming as generalisations of monads. They also generalise comonads. Fundamental structures associated with (co)monads are Kleisli categories and categories of (EilenbergMoore) algebras. Hence it makes sense to ask if there are analogous structures for ..."
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Arrows have been introduced in functional programming as generalisations of monads. They also generalise comonads. Fundamental structures associated with (co)monads are Kleisli categories and categories of (EilenbergMoore) algebras. Hence it makes sense to ask if there are analogous structures for Arrows. In this short note we shall take first steps in this direction, and identify for instance the Freyd
A Fibrational Theory of Geometric Morphisms
, 1998
"... Introduction Category theory can be viewed as an elementary, i.e. essentially first order, theory independent from set theory. In an elementary topos, i.e. a category satisfying a number of elementary axioms, one can perform all constructions that one performes with sets in everyday mathematics. Ne ..."
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Introduction Category theory can be viewed as an elementary, i.e. essentially first order, theory independent from set theory. In an elementary topos, i.e. a category satisfying a number of elementary axioms, one can perform all constructions that one performes with sets in everyday mathematics. Nevertheless, the language of category theory is not expressive enough to capture those categorical notions that make reference to set theory. Amongst those are: (co)completeness, (local) smallness, existence of a small set of generators and wellpoweredness. If we want to replace the category of sets by a category B whose objects are regarded as index sets we need an abstract theory of families. Such a theory is the theory of fibred categories. We can choose B as a topos but for most purposes it suffices that B has pullbacks. A category fibred over B is a functor P : E ! B
Comprehension for Coalgebras
 SIAM J. Matrix Anal. Appl
, 2002
"... The notion of an endofunctor having "greatest subcoalgebras" is introduced as a form of comprehension. This notion is shown to be instrumental in giving a systematic and abstract proof of the existence of limits for coalgebras  proved earlier by Worrell and by Gumm & Schroder. These insights, in d ..."
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The notion of an endofunctor having "greatest subcoalgebras" is introduced as a form of comprehension. This notion is shown to be instrumental in giving a systematic and abstract proof of the existence of limits for coalgebras  proved earlier by Worrell and by Gumm & Schroder. These insights, in dual form, are used to reinvestigate colimits for algebras in terms of "least quotient algebras"  leading to a uniform approach to limits of coalgebras and colimits of algebras. Finally, at an abstract level of fibrations, an equivalence is established between having greatest subcoalgebras (in a base category of types) and greatest invariants (in a total category of predicates).
Probabilities, Distribution Monads, and Convex Categories
"... Probabilities are understood abstractly as forming a monoid in the category of effect algebras. They can be added, via a partial operation, and multiplied. This generalises key properties of the unit interval [0, 1]. Such effect monoids can be used to define a probability distribution monad, again g ..."
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Probabilities are understood abstractly as forming a monoid in the category of effect algebras. They can be added, via a partial operation, and multiplied. This generalises key properties of the unit interval [0, 1]. Such effect monoids can be used to define a probability distribution monad, again generalising the situation for [0, 1]probabilities. It will be shown that there are translations backandforth, in the form of an adjunction, between effect monoids and “convex ” monads. This convexity property is formalised, both for monads and for categories. In the end this leads to “triangles of adjunctions ” (in the style of Coumans and Jacobs) relating all the three relevant structures: probabilities, monads, and categories. 1