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A homotopical category is a structure used in homotopy theory, related to but more flexible than a model category.
A homotopical category is a category with a distinguished class of morphisms (called ‘weak equivalences’) satisfying the following conditions:
Every identity map is a weak equivalence.
It has the 2-out-of-6-property: if morphisms $h \circ g$ and $g \circ f$ are weak equivalences, then so are $f$, $g$, $h$ and $h \circ g \circ f$.
If the first condition in Def. 2 holds, then the 2-out-of-6-property implies the 2-out-of-3 property, hence every homotopical category is a category with weak equivalences.
Every model category yields a homotopical category.
A functor $F : C \to D$ between homotopical categories which preserves weak equivalences is a homotopical functor.
Every homotopical category $C$ “presents” or “models” an (infinity,1)-category $L C$, a simplicially enriched category called the simplicial localization of $C$, which is in some sense the universal solution to inverting the weak equivalence up to higher categorical morphisms.
category with a calculus of fractions
This definition is in page 23 of
with the main development of the concept starting in subsection 33 on page 96.
Survey with an eye towards (∞,1)-categories:
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