A categorical characterization of consistency results

  • Christel Baier
  • Mila Majster-Cederbaum
Conference Session 7: Algebraic and Logical Foundations
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1101)


It is meaningful that a language is provided with several semantic descriptions: e.g. one which serves the needs of the implementor, another one that is suitable for specification and yet another one that will be used to explain the language to the user. In this case one has to guarantee that the various semantics are ’consistent’. The attempt of this paper is to clarify the notion ’consistency’ and to give categorical characterizations of consistency results. Applications to verification as well as compositional semantics are considered.


Final Object Strong Consistency Semantic Description Communicate Sequential Process Denotational Semantic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christel Baier
    • 1
  • Mila Majster-Cederbaum
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakultät für Mathematik und InformatikUniversität MannheimGermany

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