Reconciliation of approaches to the construction of canonical extensions of bounded lattices

Andrew Craig, Miroslav Haviar

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We provide new insights into the relationship between different constructions of the canonical extension of a bounded lattice. This follows on from the recent construction of the canonical extension using Ploščica’s maximal partial maps into the two-element set by Craig, Haviar and Priestley (2012). We show how this complete lattice of maps is isomorphic to the stable sets of Urquhart’s representation and to the concept lattice of a specific context, and how to translate our construction to the original construction of Gehrke and Harding (2001). In addition, we identify the completely join- and completely meet-irreducible elements of the complete lattice of maximal partial maps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1335-1356
Number of pages22
JournalMathematica Slovaca
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Galois connection
  • canonical extension
  • concept analysis
  • natural duality
  • topological representation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics


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