Seely's paper Locally cartesian closed categories and type theory contains a well-known result in categorical type theory: that the category of locally cartesian closed categories is equivalent to the category of Martin-Lof type theories with , , and extensional identity types. However, Seely's proof relies on the problematic assumption that substitution in types can be interpreted by pullbacks. Here we prove a corrected version of Seely's theorem: that the Benabou-Hofmann interpretation of Martin-Lof type theory in locally cartesian closed categories yields a biequivalence of 2-categories. To facilitate the technical development we employ categories with families as a substitute for syntactic Martin-Lof type theories. As a second result we prove that if we remove -types the resulting categories with families are biequivalent to left exact categories.
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Conference||10th International Conference on Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications, TLCA 2011, June 1, 2011 - June 3, 2011|
|Period||1/01/11 → …|