Categorical Probabilistic Theories

  title={Categorical Probabilistic Theories},
  author={Stefano Gogioso and Carlo Maria Scandolo},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
We present a simple categorical framework for the treatment of probabilistic theories, with the aim of reconciling the fields of Categorical Quantum Mechanics (CQM) and Operational Probabilistic Theories (OPTs). In recent years, both CQM and OPTs have found successful application to a number of areas in quantum foundations and information theory: they present many similarities, both in spirit and in formalism, but they remain separated by a number of subtle yet important differences. We attempt… 

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