## Information Categories (1991)

Venue: | Applied Categorical Structures |

Citations: | 3 - 3 self |

### BibTeX

@TECHREPORT{Edalat91informationcategories,

author = {Abbas Edalat and Michael B. Smyth},

title = {Information Categories},

institution = {Applied Categorical Structures},

year = {1991}

}

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### Abstract

\Information systems" have been introduced by Dana Scott as a convenient means of presenting a certain class of domains of computation, usually known as Scott domains. Essentially the same idea has been developed, if less systematically, by various authors in connection with other classes of domains. In previous work, the present authors introduced the notion of an I-category as an abstraction and enhancement of this idea, with emphasis on the solution of domain equations of the form D = F (D), with F a functor. An important feature of the work is that we are not conned to domains of computation as usually understood; other classes of spaces, more familiar to mathematicians in general, become also accessible. Here we present the idea in terms of what we call information categories, which are concrete I-categories in which the objects are structured sets of \tokens" and morphisms are relations between tokens. This is more in the spirit of information system work, and...