# nLab poset-valued set

Poset-valued sets

# Poset-valued sets

## Idea

Let $P$ be a poset and $F:Rel\to Rel$ an endofunctor of Rel. A $P_F$-valued set is a set $A$ equipped with a function $F A\to P$.

The category of $P_F$-valued sets inherits a lot of structure from $P$: if $P$ is closed symmetric monoidal, star-autonomous, etc., and $F$ is well-behaved, then so is the category of $P_F$-valued sets. This provides a general method for constructing models of variants of linear logic.

## Category of Poset-Valued Sets

As above, let $F:Rel\to Rel$ be a functor. A $P_F$-valued set $A$ consists of

1. An underlying set $A_0$.
2. A valuation $\alpha_A : F A_0 \to P$

A morphism $f : A \to B$ of $P_F$-valued sets consists of

1. An underlying relation $f_0 : A_0 ⇸ B_0$
2. Such that if $x F(f_0) y$ then $\alpha_A(x) \leq_{P} \alpha_B(y)$

This gives a category of $P_F$-valued sets using relational composition. We can further get a double category of $P_F$-valued sets by noticing that the category structure above is the horizontal category of a comma double category, see there for more detail.

## Examples

If $P=\mathbf{3} = (0\le 1\le 2)$, with the star-autonomous structure where $1$ is both the unit object and the dualizing object, and $F(A) = A\times A$, then the category of $P_F$-valued sets includes the category of coherence spaces as a full subcategory, preserving the closed monoidal structure as well as products and coproducts.

• Andrea Schalk?, Valeria de Paiva, Poset-valued sets or how to build models for linear logics, In Theoretical Computer Science, Volume 315, Issue 1, 2004, Pages 83-107, DOI.