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In order to give the book under review the right appreciation it is necessary to first say a few words about its predecessor, the monograph A Compendium of Continuous Lattices which was published by the same six authors in 1980. The Compendium, as it is commonly called, contains a rather complete and very readable account of the theory of continuous(More)
This paper reviews the one-to-one correspondence between stably compact spaces (a topolog-ical concept covering most classes of semantic domains) and compact ordered Hausdorff spaces. The correspondence is extended to certain classes of real-valued functions on these spaces. This is the basis for transferring methods and results from functional analysis to(More)
We present domain-theoretic models that support both probabilistic and nondeterministic choice. In [36], Morgan and McIver developed an ad hoc semantics for a simple imperative language with both probabilistic and nondeterministic choice operators over a discrete state space, using domain-theoretic tools. We present a model also using domain theory in the(More)
In his foundation of probability theory, Bruno de Finetti devised a betting scheme where a bookmaker offers bets on the outcome of events φ occurring in the future. He introduced a criterion for coherent bookmaking, and showed that coherent betting odds are given by some probability distribution. While de Finetti dealt with yes-no events and boolean(More)
The theme of this paper is the extension of continuous valuations on the lattice of open sets of a T 0-space to Borel measures. A general extension principle is derived that provides a unified approach to a variety of extension theorems including valuations that are directed suprema of simple valuations, continuous valuations on locally compact sober(More)
The probability measures on compact Hausdorff spaces K form a compact convex subset PK of the space of measures with the vague topology. Every continuous map f : K → L of compact Hausdorff spaces induces a continuous affine map Pf : PK → PL extending P. Together with the canonical embedding ε : K → PK associating to every point its Dirac measure and the(More)