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Concurrent Transition Systems
 Theoretical Computer Science
, 1989
"... : Concurrent transition systems (CTS's), are ordinary nondeterministic transition systems that have been equipped with additional concurrency information, specified in terms of a binary residual operation on transitions. Each CTS C freely generates a complete CTS or computation category C , ..."
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: Concurrent transition systems (CTS's), are ordinary nondeterministic transition systems that have been equipped with additional concurrency information, specified in terms of a binary residual operation on transitions. Each CTS C freely generates a complete CTS or computation category C , whose arrows are equivalence classes of finite computation sequences, modulo a congruence induced by the concurrency information. The categorical composition on C induces a "prefix" partial order on its arrows, and the computations of C are conveniently defined to be the ideals of this partial order. The definition of computations as ideals has some pleasant properties, one of which is that the notion of a maximal ideal in certain circumstances can serve as a replacement for the more troublesome notion of a fair computation sequence. To illustrate the utility of CTS's, we use them to define and investigate a dataflowlike model of concurrent computation. The model consists of machines, which ...
On Köthe sequence spaces and linear logic
 Mathematical Structures in Computer Science
, 2001
"... We present a category of locally convex topological vector spaces which is a model of propositional classical linear logic, based on the standard concept of Kothe sequence spaces. In this setting, the spaces interpreting the exponential have a quite simple structure of commutative Hopf algebra. The ..."
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We present a category of locally convex topological vector spaces which is a model of propositional classical linear logic, based on the standard concept of Kothe sequence spaces. In this setting, the spaces interpreting the exponential have a quite simple structure of commutative Hopf algebra. The coKleisli category of this linear category is a cartesian closed category of entire mappings. This work provides a simple setting where typed calculus and dierential calculus can be combined; we give a few examples of computations. 1
Nuclear and Trace Ideals in Tensored *Categories
, 1998
"... We generalize the notion of nuclear maps from functional analysis by defining nuclear ideals in tensored categories. The motivation for this study came from attempts to generalize the structure of the category of relations to handle what might be called "probabilistic relations". The comp ..."
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We generalize the notion of nuclear maps from functional analysis by defining nuclear ideals in tensored categories. The motivation for this study came from attempts to generalize the structure of the category of relations to handle what might be called "probabilistic relations". The compact closed structure associated with the category of relations does not generalize directly, instead one obtains nuclear ideals. Most tensored categories have a large class of morphisms which behave as if they were part of a compact closed category, i.e. they allow one to transfer variables between the domain and the codomain. We introduce the notion of nuclear ideals to analyze these classes of morphisms. In compact closed tensored categories, all morphisms are nuclear, and in the tensored category of Hilbert spaces, the nuclear morphisms are the HilbertSchmidt maps. We also introduce two new examples of tensored categories, in which integration plays the role of composition. In the first, mor...
Indexed Containers
"... Abstract. The search for an expressive calculus of datatypes in which canonical algorithms can be easily written and proven correct has proved to be an enduring challenge to the theoretical computer science community. Approaches such as polynomial types, strictly positive types and inductive types h ..."
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Abstract. The search for an expressive calculus of datatypes in which canonical algorithms can be easily written and proven correct has proved to be an enduring challenge to the theoretical computer science community. Approaches such as polynomial types, strictly positive types and inductive types have all met with some success but they tend not to cover important examples such as types with variable binding, types with constraints, nested types, dependent types etc. In order to compute with such types, we generalise from the traditional treatment of types as free standing entities to families of types which have some form of indexing. The hallmark of such indexed types is that one must usually compute not with an individual type in the family, but rather with the whole family simultaneously. We implement this simple idea by generalising our previous work on containers to what we call indexed containers and show that they cover a number of sophisticated datatypes and, indeed, other computationally interesting structures such as the refinement calculus and interaction structures. Finally, and rather surprisingly, the extra structure inherent in indexed containers simplifies the theory of containers and thereby allows for a much richer and more expressive calculus. 1
Homotopy limits and colimits and enriched homotopy theory
, 2006
"... Abstract. Homotopy limits and colimits are homotopical replacements for the usual limits and colimits of category theory, which can be approached either using classical explicit constructions or the modern abstract machinery of derived functors. Our first goal is to explain both and show their equiv ..."
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Abstract. Homotopy limits and colimits are homotopical replacements for the usual limits and colimits of category theory, which can be approached either using classical explicit constructions or the modern abstract machinery of derived functors. Our first goal is to explain both and show their equivalence. Our second goal is to generalize this result to enriched categories and homotopy weighted limits, showing that the classical explicit constructions still give the right answer in the abstract sense, thus partially bridging the gap between classical homotopy theory and modern abstract homotopy theory. To do this we introduce a notion of “enriched homotopical categories”, which are more general than enriched model categories, but are still a good place to do enriched homotopy theory. This demonstrates that the presence of enrichment often simplifies rather than complicates matters, and goes some way toward achieving a better understanding of “the role of homotopy in homotopy theory.” Contents
On the Foundations of Final Coalgebra Semantics: nonwellfounded sets, partial orders, metric spaces
, 1998
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Models for NamePassing Processes: Interleaving and Causal
 In Proceedings of LICS 2000: the 15th IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (Santa Barbara
, 2000
"... We study syntaxfree models for namepassing processes. For interleaving semantics, we identify the indexing structure required of an early labelled transition system to support the usual picalculus operations, defining Indexed Labelled Transition Systems. For noninterleaving causal semantics we de ..."
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We study syntaxfree models for namepassing processes. For interleaving semantics, we identify the indexing structure required of an early labelled transition system to support the usual picalculus operations, defining Indexed Labelled Transition Systems. For noninterleaving causal semantics we define Indexed Labelled Asynchronous Transition Systems, smoothly generalizing both our interleaving model and the standard Asynchronous Transition Systems model for CCSlike calculi. In each case we relate a denotational semantics to an operational view, for bisimulation and causal bisimulation respectively. We establish completeness properties of, and adjunctions between, categories of the two models. Alternative indexing structures and possible applications are also discussed. These are first steps towards a uniform understanding of the semantics and operations of namepassing calculi.
Generalized Metric Spaces: Completion, Topology, and Powerdomains via the Yoneda Embedding
, 1996
"... Generalized metric spaces are a common generalization of preorders and ordinary metric spaces (Lawvere 1973). Combining Lawvere's (1973) enrichedcategorical and Smyth' (1988, 1991) topological view on generalized metric spaces, it is shown how to construct 1. completion, 2. topology, and ..."
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Generalized metric spaces are a common generalization of preorders and ordinary metric spaces (Lawvere 1973). Combining Lawvere's (1973) enrichedcategorical and Smyth' (1988, 1991) topological view on generalized metric spaces, it is shown how to construct 1. completion, 2. topology, and 3. powerdomains for generalized metric spaces. Restricted to the special cases of preorders and ordinary metric spaces, these constructions yield, respectively: 1. chain completion and Cauchy completion; 2. the Alexandroff and the Scott topology, and the fflball topology; 3. lower, upper, and convex powerdomains, and the hyperspace of compact subsets. All constructions are formulated in terms of (a metric version of) the Yoneda (1954) embedding.
Formalising Ontologies and Their Relations
 In Proceedings of DEXA’99
, 1999
"... . Ontologies allow the abstract conceptualisation of domains, but a given domain can be conceptualised through many different ontologies, which can be problematic when ontologies are used to support knowledge sharing. We present a formal account of ontologies that is intended to support knowledg ..."
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. Ontologies allow the abstract conceptualisation of domains, but a given domain can be conceptualised through many different ontologies, which can be problematic when ontologies are used to support knowledge sharing. We present a formal account of ontologies that is intended to support knowledge sharing through precise characterisations of relationships such as compatibility and refinement. We take an algebraic approach, in which ontologies are presented as logical theories. This allows us to characterise relations between ontologies as relations between their classes of models. A major result is cocompleteness of specifications, which supports merging of ontologies across shared subontologies. 1 Introduction Over the last decade ontologies  best characterised as explicit specifications of a conceptualisation of a domain [17]  have become increasingly important in the design and development of knowledge based systems, and for knowledge representations generally. They...
Finality Regained  A Coalgebraic Study of Scottsets and Multisets
 Arch. Math. Logic
, 1999
"... In this paper we study iterated circular multisets in a coalgebraic framework. We will produce two essentially different universes of suchsets. The unisets of the first universe will be shown to be precisely the sets of the Scott universe. The unisets of the second universe will be precisely the ..."
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In this paper we study iterated circular multisets in a coalgebraic framework. We will produce two essentially different universes of suchsets. The unisets of the first universe will be shown to be precisely the sets of the Scott universe. The unisets of the second universe will be precisely the sets of the AFAuniverse. Wewillhave a closer look into the connection of the iterated circular multisets and arbitrary trees. Key words: multiset, nonwellfounded set, Scottuniverse, AFA, coalgebra, modal logic, graded modalities MSC2000 codes: 03B45, 03E65, 03E70, 18A15, 18A22, 18B05, 68Q85 1 Contents 1 Introduction 3 1.1 Multisets on a Given Domain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.2 Iterated and Circular Multisets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1.3 Organization of the Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2 Prerequisites 8 2.1 Coalgebras and Morphisms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2.1.1 A Prototype: Pow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...