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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.FSCD.2020.17
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-123399
URL: https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2020/12339/
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Boisseau, Guillaume

String Diagrams for Optics

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Abstract

Optics are a data representation for compositional data access, with lenses as a popular special case. Hedges has presented a diagrammatic calculus for lenses, but in a way that does not generalize to other classes of optic. We present a calculus that works for all optics, not just lenses; this is done by embedding optics into their presheaf category, which naturally features string diagrams. We apply our calculus to the common case of lenses, extend it to effectful lenses, and explore how the laws of optics manifest in this setting.

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@InProceedings{boisseau:LIPIcs:2020:12339,
  author =	{Guillaume Boisseau},
  title =	{{String Diagrams for Optics}},
  booktitle =	{5th International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction (FSCD 2020)},
  pages =	{17:1--17:18},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-155-9},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2020},
  volume =	{167},
  editor =	{Zena M. Ariola},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2020/12339},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-123399},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.FSCD.2020.17},
  annote =	{Keywords: Optic, string diagram, lens, category theory, Yoneda lemma}
}

Keywords: Optic, string diagram, lens, category theory, Yoneda lemma
Collection: 5th International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction (FSCD 2020)
Issue Date: 2020
Date of publication: 28.06.2020


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