Adhesive Categories

Stephen Lack, Pawel Sobocinski

Abstract


We introduce adhesive categories, which are categories with structure ensuring that pushouts along monomorphisms are well-behaved. Many types of graphical structures used in computer science are shown to be examples of adhesive categories. Double-pushout graph rewriting generalises well to rewriting on arbitrary adhesive categories.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7146/brics.v10i31.21799
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ISSN: 0909-0878 

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