Factorization systems induced by weak distributive laws

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We relate weak distributive laws in the bicategory of spans to strictly associative (but not strictly unital) pseudoalgebras of the 2-monad (-) 2 on Cat. The corresponding orthogonal factorization systems are characterized by a certain bilinearity property.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-302
Number of pages28
JournalApplied Categorical Structures
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2012


  • Factorization system
  • Pseudoalgebra
  • Weak distributive law

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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