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Adhesive and quasiadhesive categories

Lack, Stephen and Sobocinski, Pawel (2005) Adhesive and quasiadhesive categories Theoretical Informatics and Applications, 39, (2), pp. 522-546.

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We introduce adhesive categories, which are categories with structure ensuring that pushouts along monomorphisms are well-behaved, as well as quasiadhesive categories which restrict attention to regular monomorphisms. Many examples of graphical structures used in computer science are shown to be examples of adhesive and quasiadhesive categories. Double-pushout graph rewriting generalizes well to rewriting on arbitrary adhesive and quasiadhesive categories.

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Published date: 2005
Keywords: adhesive categories, quasiadhesive categories, graph transformation, rewriting
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 263599
ISSN: 0988-3754
PURE UUID: d35881e5-70f8-4264-9fc2-3716b4af9278

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Date deposited: 23 Feb 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:43

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Author: Stephen Lack
Author: Pawel Sobocinski

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