A **right semiquantale** is a complete lattice $Q$ with an associative binary operation $\bullet$ satisfying

$a\bullet \Vee_\alpha b_\alpha = \Vee_\alpha (a \bullet b_\alpha),\,\,\,\,\,a, b_\alpha\in Q.$

Symmetrically, a left semiquantale is a complete lattice $P$ with an associative binary operation $\bullet$ satisfying

$\left(\Vee_\alpha b_\alpha\right)\bullet c= \Vee_\alpha (b_\alpha \bullet c),\,\,\,\,\,c, b_\alpha\in P.$

The main example of a right semiquantale is the lattice of the topologizing filters of right (or left) ideals. These are the filters $\mathcal{F}\subset I_r R$ such that for all $I\in\mathcal{F}$

$(I:r) := \{s\in R \,|\, r s\in I\}$

is also in $\mathcal{F}$ (i.e. $\mathcal{F}$ is a uniform filter) and if $J\in \mathcal{F}$ and $(I:r)\in I$ for all $r\in J$ then $I\in \mathcal{F}$.

The ordering is the reverse inclusion, thus the intersection is the supremum. The intersection of topologizing filters is topologizing, the lattice is complete and the product is the Gabriel multiplication

$\mathcal{F}\bullet \mathcal{G} = \{ K\in I_r R\,|\,\exists L\in\mathcal{G}, K\subset L, \forall r\in K, (K:r)\in\mathcal{F}\}$

The operation $\bullet$ preserves arbitrary intersections in the right variable.

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