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Configuration Structures
, 1995
"... this paper we consider a very general model of concurrency, the set systems. These are structures C = (E; C) with E a set and C ` 2 ..."
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this paper we consider a very general model of concurrency, the set systems. These are structures C = (E; C) with E a set and C ` 2
The Stone gamut: A coordinatization of mathematics
 In Logic in Computer Science
, 1995
"... We give a uniform representation of the objects of mathematical practice as Chu spaces, forming a concrete selfdual bicomplete closed category and hence a constructive model of linear logic. This representation distributes mathematics over a twodimensional space we call the Stone gamut. The Stone ..."
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We give a uniform representation of the objects of mathematical practice as Chu spaces, forming a concrete selfdual bicomplete closed category and hence a constructive model of linear logic. This representation distributes mathematics over a twodimensional space we call the Stone gamut. The Stone gamut is coordinatized horizontally by coherence, ranging from −1 for sets to 1 for complete atomic Boolean algebras (CABA’s), and vertically by complexity of language. Complexity 0 contains only sets, CABA’s, and the inconsistent empty set. Complexity 1 admits noninteracting setCABA pairs. The entire Stone duality menagerie of partial distributive lattices enters at complexity 2. Groups, rings, fields, graphs, and categories have all entered by level 16, and every category of relational structures and their homomorphisms eventually appears. The key is the identification of continuous functions and homomorphisms, which puts StonePontrjagin duality on a uniform basis by merging algebra and topology into a simple common framework. 1 Mathematics from matrices We organize much of mathematics into a single category Chu of Chu spaces, or games as Lafont and Streicher have called them [LS91]. A Chu space is just a matrix that we shall denote =, but unlike the matrices of linear algebra, which serve as representations of linear transformations, Chu spaces serve as representations of the objects of mathematics, and their essence resides in how they transform. This organization permits a general twodimensional classification of mathematical objects that we call the Stone gamut 1, distributed horizontally by ∗This work was supported by ONR under grant number N0001492J1974. 1 “Spectrum, ” the obvious candidate for this appliction, already has a standard meaning in Stone duality, namely the representation of the dual space of a lattice by its prime ideals. “A
Full completeness of the multiplicative linear logic of chu spaces
 Proc. IEEE Logic in Computer Science 14
, 1999
"... We prove full completeness of multiplicative linear logic (MLL) without MIX under the Chu interpretation. In particular we show that the cutfree proofs of MLL theorems are in a natural bijection with the binary logical transformations of the corresponding operations on the category of Chu spaces on ..."
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We prove full completeness of multiplicative linear logic (MLL) without MIX under the Chu interpretation. In particular we show that the cutfree proofs of MLL theorems are in a natural bijection with the binary logical transformations of the corresponding operations on the category of Chu spaces on a twoletter alphabet. This is the online version of the paper of the same title appearing in the LICS’99 proceedings. 1
Chu spaces and their interpretation as concurrent objects
, 2005
"... A Chu space is a binary relation =  from a set A to an antiset X defined as a set which transforms via converse functions. Chu spaces admit a great many interpretations by virtue of realizing all small concrete categories and most large ones arising in mathematical and computational practice. Of pa ..."
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A Chu space is a binary relation =  from a set A to an antiset X defined as a set which transforms via converse functions. Chu spaces admit a great many interpretations by virtue of realizing all small concrete categories and most large ones arising in mathematical and computational practice. Of particular interest for computer science is their interpretation as computational processes, which takes A to be a schedule of events distributed in time, X to be an automaton of states forming an information system in the sense of Scott, and the pairs (a, x) in the =  relation to be the individual transcriptions of the making of history. The traditional homogeneous binary relations of transition on X and precedence on A are recovered as respectively the right and left residuals of the heterogeneous binary relation =  with itself. The natural algebra of Chu spaces is that of linear logic, made a process algebra by the process interpretation.
Concurrent Kripke Structures
 In Proceedings of the North American Process Algebra Workshop, Cornell CSTR931369
, 1993
"... We consider a class of Kripke Structures in which the atomic propositions are events. This enables us to represent worlds as sets of events and the transition and satisfaction relations of Kripke structures as the subset and membership relations on sets. We use this class, called event Kripke struct ..."
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We consider a class of Kripke Structures in which the atomic propositions are events. This enables us to represent worlds as sets of events and the transition and satisfaction relations of Kripke structures as the subset and membership relations on sets. We use this class, called event Kripke structures, to model concurrency. The obvious semantics for these structures is a true concurrency semantics. We show how several aspects of concurrency can be easily defined, and in addition get distinctions between causality and enabling, and choice and nondeterminism. We define a duality for event Kripke structures, and show how this duality enables us to convert between imperative and declarative views of programs, by treating states and events on the same footing. We provide pictorial representations of both these views, each encoding all the information to convert to the other. We define a process algebra of event Kripke structures, showing how to combine them in the usual waysparallel co...
Chu Spaces: Automata with quantum aspects
 In Proc. Workshop on Physics and Computation (PhysComp’94
, 1994
"... Chu spaces are a recently developed model of concurrent computation extending automata theory to express branching time and true concurrency. They exhibit in a primitive form the quantum mechanical phenomena of complementarity and uncertainty. The complementarity arises as the duality of information ..."
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Chu spaces are a recently developed model of concurrent computation extending automata theory to express branching time and true concurrency. They exhibit in a primitive form the quantum mechanical phenomena of complementarity and uncertainty. The complementarity arises as the duality of information and time, automata and schedules, and states and events. Uncertainty arises when we define a measurement to be a morphism and notice that increasing structure in the observed object reduces clarity of observation. For a Chu space this uncertainty can be calculated numerically in an attractively simple way directly from its form factor to yield the usual Heisenberg uncertainty relation. Chu spaces correspond to wavefunctions as vectors of Hilbert space, whose inner product operation is realized for Chu spaces as right residuation and whose quantum logic becomes Girard's linear logic. 1 Introduction 1.1 Prospects for Chu Spaces The automaton model of this paper, Chu spaces, is an outgrowth ...
Chu Spaces From the Representational Viewpoint
 Ann. Pure Appl. Logic
, 1998
"... We give an elementary introduction to Chu spaces viewed as a set of strings all of the same length. This perspective dualizes the alternative view of Chu spaces as generalized topological spaces, and has the advantage of substituting the intuitions of formal language theory for those of topology. 1 ..."
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We give an elementary introduction to Chu spaces viewed as a set of strings all of the same length. This perspective dualizes the alternative view of Chu spaces as generalized topological spaces, and has the advantage of substituting the intuitions of formal language theory for those of topology. 1 Background Chu spaces provide a simple, uniform, and wellstructured approach to the representation of objects that may possess algebraic, relational, or other structure, and that can transform into one another in ways that respect that structure. Chu spaces are simple by virtue of being merely a rectangular array, with no further machinery. They are uniform in the sense that all transformable objects, whether sets, groups, Boolean algebras, vector spaces, or manifolds, are representable by Chu spaces within the same framework, and hence can coexist in a single typeless universe of mathematical objects. And they are wellstructured in that this seemingly featureless universe in fact has a na...
Configuration Structures (Extended Abstract)
 Proceedings 10 th Annual IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science, LICS’95
, 1995
"... Configuration structures provide a model of concurrency generalising the families of configurations of event structures. They can be considered logically, as classes of propositional models; then subclasses can be axiomatised by formulae of simple prescribed forms. Several equivalence relations for ..."
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Configuration structures provide a model of concurrency generalising the families of configurations of event structures. They can be considered logically, as classes of propositional models; then subclasses can be axiomatised by formulae of simple prescribed forms. Several equivalence relations for event structures are generalised to configuration structures, and also to general Petri nets. Every configuration structure is shown to be STbisimulation equivalent to a prime event structure with binary conflict; this fails for the tighter history preserving bisimulation. Finally, Petri nets without selfloops under the collective token interpretation are shown behaviourally equivalent to configuration structures, in the sense that there are translations in both directions respecting history preserving bisimulation. This fails for nets with selfloops. 1 Introduction The aim of this paper is to connect several models of concurrency, by providing translations between them and studying whi...
Towards Full Completeness for the Linear Logic of Chu Spaces
 IN ELECTRONIC NOTES IN THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE
, 1997
"... We prove full completeness for a fragment of the linear logic of the selfdual monoidal category of Chu spaces over 2, namely that the proofs between semisimple (conjunctive normal form) formulas of multiplicative linear logic without constants having two occurrences of each variable are in bijec ..."
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We prove full completeness for a fragment of the linear logic of the selfdual monoidal category of Chu spaces over 2, namely that the proofs between semisimple (conjunctive normal form) formulas of multiplicative linear logic without constants having two occurrences of each variable are in bijection with the dinatural transformations between the corresponding functors. The proof assigns to variables domains having at most four elements, demonstrating a uniform finite model property for this fragment. We define a notion of proof function analogous to the notion of truth function, determining a transformation between functors, and show that the transformation denoted by a proof net is dinatural if and only if the proof net is sound, namely acyclic and connected. Proof functions are of independent interest as a 2valued model of MLL with MIX.
Time and Information in Sequential and Concurrent Computation
 In Proc. Theory and Practice of Parallel Programming
, 1994
"... Time can be understood as dual to information in extant models of both sequential and concurrent computation. The basis for this duality is phase space, coordinatized by time and information, whose axes are oriented respectively horizontally and vertically. We fit various basic phenomena of computat ..."
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Time can be understood as dual to information in extant models of both sequential and concurrent computation. The basis for this duality is phase space, coordinatized by time and information, whose axes are oriented respectively horizontally and vertically. We fit various basic phenomena of computation, and of behavior in general, to the phase space perspective. The extant twodimensional logics of sequential behavior, the van Glabbeek map of branching time and true concurrency, eventstate duality and scheduleautomaton duality, and Chu spaces, all fit the phase space perspective well, in every case confirming our choice of orientation. 1 Introduction Our recent research has emphasized a basic duality between time and information in concurrent computation. In this paper we return to our earlier work on sequential computation and point out that a very similar duality is present there also. Our main goal here will be to compare concurrent and sequential computation in terms of this dua...