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Towards Trace Metrics via Functor Lifting

Authors: Paolo Baldan, Filippo Bonchi, Henning Kerstan, and Barbara König

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 35, 6th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2015)


Abstract
We investigate the possibility of deriving metric trace semantics in a coalgebraic framework. First, we generalize a technique for systematically lifting functors from the category Set of sets to the category PMet of pseudometric spaces, by identifying conditions under which also natural transformations, monads and distributive laws can be lifted. By exploiting some recent work on an abstract determinization, these results enable the derivation of trace metrics starting from coalgebras in Set. More precisely, for a coalgebra in Set we determinize it, thus obtaining a coalgebra in the Eilenberg-Moore category of a monad. When the monad can be lifted to PMet, we can equip the final coalgebra with a behavioral distance. The trace distance between two states of the original coalgebra is the distance between their images in the determinized coalgebra through the unit of the monad. We show how our framework applies to nondeterministic automata and probabilistic automata.

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Paolo Baldan, Filippo Bonchi, Henning Kerstan, and Barbara König. Towards Trace Metrics via Functor Lifting. In 6th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2015). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 35, pp. 35-49, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2015)


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@InProceedings{baldan_et_al:LIPIcs.CALCO.2015.35,
  author =	{Baldan, Paolo and Bonchi, Filippo and Kerstan, Henning and K\"{o}nig, Barbara},
  title =	{{Towards Trace Metrics via Functor Lifting}},
  booktitle =	{6th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2015)},
  pages =	{35--49},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-84-2},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2015},
  volume =	{35},
  editor =	{Moss, Lawrence S. and Sobocinski, Pawel},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops-dev.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.CALCO.2015.35},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-55254},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CALCO.2015.35},
  annote =	{Keywords: trace metric, monad lifting, pseudometric, coalgebra}
}
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Behavioral Metrics via Functor Lifting

Authors: Paolo Baldan, Filippo Bonchi, Henning Kerstan, and Barbara König

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 29, 34th International Conference on Foundation of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2014)


Abstract
We study behavioral metrics in an abstract coalgebraic setting. Given a coalgebra alpha : X -> FX in Set, where the functor F specifies the branching type, we define a framework for deriving pseudometrics on X which measure the behavioral distance of states. A first crucial step is the lifting of the functor F on Set to a functor /F in the category PMet of pseudometric spaces. We present two different approaches which can be viewed as generalizations of the Kantorovich and Wasserstein pseudometrics for probability measures. We show that the pseudometrics provided by the two approaches coincide on several natural examples, but in general they differ. Then a final coalgebra for F in Set can be endowed with a behavioral distance resulting as the smallest solution of a fixed-point equation, yielding the final /F-coalgebra in PMet. The same technique, applied to an arbitrary coalgebra alpha : X -> FX in Set, provides the behavioral distance on X. Under some constraints we can prove that two states are at distance 0 if and only if they are behaviorally equivalent.

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Paolo Baldan, Filippo Bonchi, Henning Kerstan, and Barbara König. Behavioral Metrics via Functor Lifting. In 34th International Conference on Foundation of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2014). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 29, pp. 403-415, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2014)


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@InProceedings{baldan_et_al:LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2014.403,
  author =	{Baldan, Paolo and Bonchi, Filippo and Kerstan, Henning and K\"{o}nig, Barbara},
  title =	{{Behavioral Metrics via Functor Lifting}},
  booktitle =	{34th International Conference on Foundation of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2014)},
  pages =	{403--415},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-77-4},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2014},
  volume =	{29},
  editor =	{Raman, Venkatesh and Suresh, S. P.},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops-dev.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2014.403},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-48599},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.FSTTCS.2014.403},
  annote =	{Keywords: behavioral metric, functor lifting, pseudometric, coalgebra}
}
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