Bicategories of spans as cartesian bicategories

Stephen Lack*, R. F. C. Walters, R. J. Wood

*Corresponding author for this work

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Bicategories of spans are characterized as cartesian bicategories in which every comonad has an Eilenberg-Moore object and every left adjoint arrow is comonadic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-24
Number of pages24
JournalTheory and Applications of Categories
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Bicategory
  • Comonad
  • Discrete
  • Eilenberg-Moore object
  • Finite products

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