Distributive laws of a monad T over a functor F are categorical tools for specifying algebra-coalgebra interaction. They proved to be important for solving systems of corecursive equations, for the speci cation of well-behaved structural operational se- mantics and, more recently, also for enhancements of the bisimulation proof method. If T is a free monad, then such distributive laws correspond to simple natural transformations. However, when T is not free it can be rather dicult to prove the de ning axioms of a distributive law. In this paper we describe how to obtain a distributive law for a monad with an equational presentation from a distributive law for the underlying free monad. We apply this result to show the equivalence between two di erent representations of context-free languages.
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Journal Logical Methods in Computer Science
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Bonsangue, M.M, Hansen, H.H, Kurz, A, & Rot, J.C. (2015). Presenting Distributive Laws. Logical Methods in Computer Science, 11(3).