Equational Systems and Free Constructions (Extended Abstract)

  • Marcelo Fiore
  • Chung-Kil Hur
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4596)


The purpose of this paper is threefold: to present a general abstract, yet practical, notion of equational system; to investigate and develop a theory of free constructions for such equational systems; and to illustrate the use of equational systems as needed in modern applications, specifically to the theory of substitution in the presence of variable binding and to models of name-passing process calculi.


Monoidal Category Free Algebra Equational System Abstract Syntax Functorial Term 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcelo Fiore
    • 1
  • Chung-Kil Hur
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge 

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