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Computational Adequacy for Recursive Types in Models of Intuitionistic Set Theory
 In Proc. 17th IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science
, 2003
"... This paper provides a unifying axiomatic account of the interpretation of recursive types that incorporates both domaintheoretic and realizability models as concrete instances. Our approach is to view such models as full subcategories of categorical models of intuitionistic set theory. It is shown ..."
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This paper provides a unifying axiomatic account of the interpretation of recursive types that incorporates both domaintheoretic and realizability models as concrete instances. Our approach is to view such models as full subcategories of categorical models of intuitionistic set theory. It is shown that the existence of solutions to recursive domain equations depends upon the strength of the set theory. We observe that the internal set theory of an elementary topos is not strong enough to guarantee their existence. In contrast, as our first main result, we establish that solutions to recursive domain equations do exist when the category of sets is a model of full intuitionistic ZermeloFraenkel set theory. We then apply this result to obtain a denotational interpretation of FPC, a recursively typed lambdacalculus with callbyvalue operational semantics. By exploiting the intuitionistic logic of the ambient model of intuitionistic set theory, we analyse the relationship between operational and denotational semantics. We first prove an “internal ” computational adequacy theorem: the model always believes that the operational and denotational notions of termination agree. This allows us to identify, as our second main result, a necessary and sufficient condition for genuine “external ” computational adequacy to hold, i.e. for the operational and denotational notions of termination to coincide in the real world. The condition is formulated as a simple property of the internal logic, related to the logical notion of 1consistency. We provide useful sufficient conditions for establishing that the logical property holds in practice. Finally, we outline how the methods of the paper may be applied to concrete models of FPC. In doing so, we obtain computational adequacy results for an extensive range of realizability and domaintheoretic models.
Axioms and (Counter)examples in Synthetic Domain Theory
 Annals of Pure and Applied Logic
, 1998
"... this paper we adopt the most popular choice, the internal logic of an elementary topos (with nno), also chosen, e.g., in [23, 8, 26]. The principal benefits are that models of the logic (toposes) are ubiquitous, and the methods for constructing and analysing them are very wellestablished. For the p ..."
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this paper we adopt the most popular choice, the internal logic of an elementary topos (with nno), also chosen, e.g., in [23, 8, 26]. The principal benefits are that models of the logic (toposes) are ubiquitous, and the methods for constructing and analysing them are very wellestablished. For the purposes of the axiomatic part of this paper, we believe that it would also be
Recursive Types in Kleisli Categories
 Preprint 2004. MFPS Tutorial, April 2007 Classical Domain Theory 75/75
, 1992
"... We show that an enriched version of Freyd's principle of versality holds in the Kleisli category of a commutative strong monad with fixedpoint object. This gives a general categorical setting in which it is possible to model recursive types involving the usual datatype constructors. ..."
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We show that an enriched version of Freyd's principle of versality holds in the Kleisli category of a commutative strong monad with fixedpoint object. This gives a general categorical setting in which it is possible to model recursive types involving the usual datatype constructors.
Enrichment and Representation Theorems for Categories of Domains and Continuous Functions
, 1996
"... This paper studies the notions of approximation and passage to the limit in an axiomatic setting. Our axiomatisation is subject to the following criteria: the axioms should be natural (so that they are available in as many contexts as possible) and nonordertheoretic (so that Research supported b ..."
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This paper studies the notions of approximation and passage to the limit in an axiomatic setting. Our axiomatisation is subject to the following criteria: the axioms should be natural (so that they are available in as many contexts as possible) and nonordertheoretic (so that Research supported by SERC grant RR30735 and EC project Programming Language Semantics and Program Logics grant SC1000 795 they explain the ordertheoretic structure). Our aim is 1. to provide a justification of Scott's original consideration of ordered structures, and 2. to deepen our understanding of the notion of passage to the limit
A Cartesian Closed Category of Parallel Algorithms between Scott Domains
, 1991
"... We present a categorytheoretic framework for providing intensional semantics of programming languages and establishing connections between semantics given at different levels of intensional detail. We use a comonad to model an abstract notion of computation, and we obtain an intensional category fr ..."
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We present a categorytheoretic framework for providing intensional semantics of programming languages and establishing connections between semantics given at different levels of intensional detail. We use a comonad to model an abstract notion of computation, and we obtain an intensional category from an extensional category by the coKleisli construction; thus, while an extensional morphism can be viewed as a function from values to values, an intensional morphism is akin to a function from computations to values. We state a simple categorytheoretic result about cartesian closure. We then explore the particular example obtained by taking the extensional category to be Cont, the category of Scott domains with continuous functions as morphisms, with a computation represented as a nondecreasing sequence of values. We refer to morphisms in the resulting intensional category as algorithms. We show that the category Alg of Scott domains with algorithms as morphisms is cartesian closed. We...
Two constructive embeddingextension theorems with applications to continuity principles and to BanachMazur computability
 Mathematical Logic Quarterly
"... We prove two embedding and extension theorems in the context of the constructive theory of metric spaces. The first states that Cantor space embeds in any inhabited complete separable metric space (CSM) without isolated points, X, in such a way that every sequentially continuous function from Cantor ..."
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We prove two embedding and extension theorems in the context of the constructive theory of metric spaces. The first states that Cantor space embeds in any inhabited complete separable metric space (CSM) without isolated points, X, in such a way that every sequentially continuous function from Cantor space to Z extends to a sequentially continuous function from X to R. The second asserts an analogous property for Baire space relative to any inhabited locally noncompact CSM. Both results rely on having careful constructive formulations of the concepts involved. As a first application, we derive new relationships between “continuity principles ” asserting that all functions between specified metric spaces are pointwise continuous. In particular, we give conditions that imply the failure of the continuity principle “all functions from X to R are continuous”, when X is an inhabited CSM without isolated points, and when X is an inhabited locally noncompact CSM. One situation in which the latter case applies is in models based on “domain realizability”, in which the failure of the continuity principle for any inhabited locally noncompact CSM, X, generalizes a result previously obtained by Escardó and Streicher in the special case X = C[0, 1]. As a second application, we show that, when the notion of inhabited complete separable metric space without isolated points is interpreted in a recursiontheoretic setting, then, for any such space X, there exists a BanachMazur computable function from X to the computable real numbers that is not Markov computable. This generalizes a result obtained by Hertling in the special case that X is the space of computable real numbers.
Lifting as a KZdoctrine
 Proceedings of the 6 th International Conference, CTCS'95, volume 953 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science
, 1995
"... this paper, is the analysis of notions of approximation aiming at explaining and justifying (ordertheoretic) properties of categories of domains. For example, in [Fio94c, Fio94a], while studying the interaction between partiality and orderenrichment we considered contextual approximation which, in ..."
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this paper, is the analysis of notions of approximation aiming at explaining and justifying (ordertheoretic) properties of categories of domains. For example, in [Fio94c, Fio94a], while studying the interaction between partiality and orderenrichment we considered contextual approximation which, in the framework we were working in, coincided with the specialisation preorder . But in the applications carried out in [FP94, Fio94a] we had to work with an axiomatised notion of approximation, instead of the aforementioned one, for the following two reasons: first, the specialisation preorder is not appropriate in categories of domains and stable functions (see [Fio94c]) and, second, we do not know of nonordertheoretic axioms making the specialisation preorder !complete. To overcome these drawbacks another notion of approximation was to be considered. And, it was the second problem that motivated the intensional notion of approximation provided by the path relation. In fact, it is shown in [Fio94b] that under suitable axioms the path relation can be equipped with a canonical passagetothelimit operator appropriate for fixedpoint computations; stronger axioms make this operator be given by lubs of !chains
OrderEnrichment for Categories of Partial Maps
, 1993
"... Introduction In (Plotkin 1985) a revitalised approach to domain theory was initiated. Roughly, the idea was to eliminate the bottom from the domains and to keep the functions partially defined. Thus replacing Cppo (the category of small cppos posets with a least element and closed under lubs of ..."
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Introduction In (Plotkin 1985) a revitalised approach to domain theory was initiated. Roughly, the idea was to eliminate the bottom from the domains and to keep the functions partially defined. Thus replacing Cppo (the category of small cppos posets with a least element and closed under lubs of !chains and continuous functions) with pCpo (the category of small cpos posets closed under lubs of !chains and partial continuous functions  see Subsection 3.1). One important point in the reformulation is the recognition of pCpo Research partially supported by Fundaci'on Antorchas and The British Council grant ARG 2281/14/6, and SERC grant RR30735. as a category of partial maps as, for example, such presentation fits better with standard formulations of recursion theory and it allows a categorical description of data types (via partial cartesian closed categories (Longo and Moggi 1984) with finite coproducts) in the presence of fixedpoint operators. Following the main moti