TY - JOUR
TI - Differential Categories Revisited
AU - Blute, R. F.
AU - Cockett, J. R. B.
AU - Lemay, J.-S. P.
AU - Seely, R. A. G.
T2 - Applied Categorical Structures
AB - Differential categories were introduced to provide a minimal categorical doctrine for differential linear logic. Here we revisit the formalism and, in particular, examine the two different approaches to defining differentiation which were introduced. The basic approach used a deriving transformation, while a more refined approach, in the presence of a bialgebra modality, used a codereliction. The latter approach is particularly relevant to linear logic settings, where the coalgebra modality is monoidal and the Seely isomorphisms give rise to a bialgebra modality. Here, we prove that these apparently distinct notions of differentiation, in the presence of a monoidal coalgebra modality, are completely equivalent. Thus, for linear logic settings, there is only one notion of differentiation. This paper also presents a number of separating examples for coalgebra modalities including examples which are and are not monoidal, as well as examples which do and do not support differential structure. Of particular interest is the observation that—somewhat counter-intuitively—differential algebras never induce a differential category although they provide a monoidal coalgebra modality. On the other hand, Rota–Baxter algebras—which are usually associated with integration—provide an example of a differential category which has a non-monoidal coalgebra modality.
DA - 2019/07/04/
PY - 2019
DO - 10/ggdm44
DP - Springer Link
J2 - Appl Categor Struct
LA - en
SN - 1572-9095
UR - https://doi.org/10.1007/s10485-019-09572-y
Y2 - 2019/11/28/16:23:18
KW - Differential Linear Logic
KW - Differentiation
KW - Linear logic
ER -
TY - JOUR
TI - Differentials and distances in probabilistic coherence spaces
AU - Ehrhard, Thomas
T2 - arXiv:1902.04836 [cs]
AB - In probabilistic coherence spaces, a denotational model of probabilistic functional languages, mor-phisms are analytic and therefore smooth. We explore two related applications of the corresponding derivatives. First we show how derivatives allow to compute the expectation of execution time in the weak head reduction of probabilistic PCF (pPCF). Next we apply a general notion of "local" differential of morphisms to the proof of a Lipschitz property of these morphisms allowing in turn to relate the observational distance on pPCF terms to a distance the model is naturally equipped with. This suggests that extending probabilistic programming languages with derivatives, in the spirit of the differential lambda-calculus, could be quite meaningful.
DA - 2019/02/13/
PY - 2019
DP - arXiv.org
UR - http://arxiv.org/abs/1902.04836
Y2 - 2019/11/28/11:57:10
KW - Coherence spaces
KW - Denotational semantics
KW - Differential Linear Logic
KW - Differentiation
KW - Linear logic
KW - Probabilistic programming
KW - Programming language theory
ER -
TY - CONF
TI - Higher-Order Distributions for Differential Linear Logic
AU - Kerjean, Marie
AU - Pacaud Lemay, Jean-Simon
A2 - Bojańczyk, Mikołaj
A2 - Simpson, Alex
T3 - Lecture Notes in Computer Science
AB - Linear Logic was introduced as the computational counterpart of the algebraic notion of linearity. Differential Linear Logic refines Linear Logic with a proof-theoretical interpretation of the geometrical process of differentiation. In this article, we construct a polarized model of Differential Linear Logic satisfying computational constraints such as an interpretation for higher-order functions, as well as constraints inherited from physics such as a continuous interpretation for spaces. This extends what was done previously by Kerjean for first order Differential Linear Logic without promotion. Concretely, we follow the previous idea of interpreting the exponential of Differential Linear Logic as a space of higher-order distributions with compact-support, which is constructed as an inductive limit of spaces of distributions on Euclidean spaces. We prove that this exponential is endowed with a co-monadic like structure, with the notable exception that it is functorial only on isomorphisms. Interestingly, as previously argued by Ehrhard, this still allows the interpretation of differential linear logic without promotion.
C1 - Cham
C3 - Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures
DA - 2019///
PY - 2019
DO - 10/ggdmrj
DP - Springer Link
SP - 330
EP - 347
LA - en
PB - Springer International Publishing
SN - 978-3-030-17127-8
KW - Denotational semantics
KW - Differential Linear Logic
KW - Differentiation
KW - Linear logic
ER -
TY - JOUR
TI - An introduction to Differential Linear Logic: proof-nets, models and antiderivatives
AU - Ehrhard, Thomas
T2 - arXiv:1606.01642 [cs]
AB - Differential Linear Logic enriches Linear Logic with additional logical rules for the exponential connectives, dual to the usual rules of dereliction, weakening and contraction. We present a proof-net syntax for Differential Linear Logic and a categorical axiomatization of its denotational models. We also introduce a simple categorical condition on these models under which a general antiderivative operation becomes available. Last we briefly describe the model of sets and relations and give a more detailed account of the model of finiteness spaces and linear and continuous functions.
DA - 2016/06/06/
PY - 2016
DP - arXiv.org
ST - An introduction to Differential Linear Logic
UR - http://arxiv.org/abs/1606.01642
Y2 - 2019/11/28/11:52:31
KW - Denotational semantics
KW - Differential Linear Logic
KW - Differentiation
KW - Linear logic
ER -
TY - JOUR
TI - A convenient differential category
AU - Blute, Richard
AU - Ehrhard, Thomas
AU - Tasson, Christine
T2 - arXiv:1006.3140 [cs, math]
AB - In this paper, we show that the category of Mackey-complete, separated, topological convex bornological vector spaces and bornological linear maps is a differential category. Such spaces were introduced by Fr\"olicher and Kriegl, where they were called convenient vector spaces. While much of the structure necessary to demonstrate this observation is already contained in Fr\"olicher and Kriegl's book, we here give a new interpretation of the category of convenient vector spaces as a model of the differential linear logic of Ehrhard and Regnier. Rather than base our proof on the abstract categorical structure presented by Fr\"olicher and Kriegl, we prefer to focus on the bornological structure of convenient vector spaces. We believe bornological structures will ultimately yield a wide variety of models of differential logics.
DA - 2010/06/16/
PY - 2010
DP - arXiv.org
UR - http://arxiv.org/abs/1006.3140
Y2 - 2019/11/28/18:10:01
KW - Differential Linear Logic
KW - Differentiation
KW - Linear logic
ER -
TY - JOUR
TI - The cartesian closed bicategory of generalised species of structures
AU - Fiore, M.
AU - Gambino, N.
AU - Hyland, M.
AU - Winskel, G.
T2 - Journal of the London Mathematical Society
AB - The concept of generalised species of structures between small categories and, correspondingly, that of generalised analytic functor between presheaf categories are introduced. An operation of substitution for generalised species, which is the counterpart to the composition of generalised analytic functors, is also put forward. These deﬁnitions encompass most notions of combinatorial species considered in the literature—including of course Joyal’s original notion—together with their associated substitution operation. Our ﬁrst main result exhibits the substitution calculus of generalised species as arising from a Kleisli bicategory for a pseudo-comonad on profunctors. Our second main result establishes that the bicategory of generalised species of structures is cartesian closed.
DA - 2008/02//
PY - 2008
DO - 10/bd2mr9
DP - Crossref
VL - 77
IS - 1
SP - 203
EP - 220
LA - en
SN - 00246107
UR - http://doi.wiley.com/10.1112/jlms/jdm096
Y2 - 2019/11/28/16:31:36
KW - Denotational semantics
KW - Differential Linear Logic
KW - Differentiation
KW - Linear logic
ER -
TY - CONF
TI - Differential Structure in Models of Multiplicative Biadditive Intuitionistic Linear Logic
AU - Fiore, Marcelo P.
A2 - Della Rocca, Simona Ronchi
T3 - Lecture Notes in Computer Science
AB - In the first part of the paper I investigate categorical models of multiplicative biadditive intuitionistic linear logic, and note that in them some surprising coherence laws arise. The thesis for the second part of the paper is that these models provide the right framework for investigating differential structure in the context of linear logic. Consequently, within this setting, I introduce a notion of creation operator (as considered by physicists for bosonic Fock space in the context of quantum field theory), provide an equivalent description of creation operators in terms of creation maps, and show that they induce a differential operator satisfying all the basic laws of differentiation (the product and chain rules, the commutation relations, etc.).
C1 - Berlin, Heidelberg
C3 - Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications
DA - 2007///
PY - 2007
DO - 10/c8vgx8
DP - Springer Link
SP - 163
EP - 177
LA - en
PB - Springer
SN - 978-3-540-73228-0
KW - Differential Linear Logic
KW - Differentiation
KW - Linear logic
ER -
TY - JOUR
TI - Differential interaction nets
AU - Ehrhard, T.
AU - Regnier, L.
T2 - Theoretical Computer Science
T3 - Logic, Language, Information and Computation
AB - We introduce interaction nets for a fragment of the differential lambda-calculus and exhibit in this framework a new symmetry between the of course and the why not modalities of linear logic, which is completely similar to the symmetry between the tensor and par connectives of linear logic. We use algebraic intuitions for introducing these nets and their reduction rules, and then we develop two correctness criteria (weak typability and acyclicity) and show that they guarantee strong normalization. Finally, we outline the correspondence between this interaction nets formalism and the resource lambda-calculus.
DA - 2006/11/06/
PY - 2006
DO - 10/bg5g4b
DP - ScienceDirect
VL - 364
IS - 2
SP - 166
EP - 195
J2 - Theoretical Computer Science
LA - en
SN - 0304-3975
UR - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304397506005299
Y2 - 2019/11/28/16:33:46
KW - Differential Linear Logic
KW - Differentiation
KW - Linear logic
ER -