Internal split opfibrations and cofunctors

Bryce Clarke*

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Split opfibrations are functors equipped with a suitable choice of opcarte-sian lifts. The purpose of this paper is to characterise internal split opfibrations through separating the structure of a suitable choice of lifts from the property of these lifts be-ing opcartesian. The underlying structure of an internal split opfibration is captured by an internal functor equipped with an internal cofunctor, while the property may be expressed as a pullback condition, akin to the simple condition on an internal functor to be an internal discrete opfibration. Furthermore, this approach provides two additional characterisations of internal split opfibrations, via the décalage construction and strict factorisation systems. For small categories, this theory clarifies several aspects of delta lenses which arise in computer science.

Original languageEnglish
Article number44
Pages (from-to)1608-1633
Number of pages26
JournalTheory and Applications of Categories
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • internal category
  • fibration
  • cofunctor
  • lens


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