The Wijsman structure of a quantale-valued metric space

Document Type : Research Paper


School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Stralsund, D-18435 Stralsund, Germany


We define and study a quantale-valued Wijsman structure on the hyperspace of all non-empty closed sets of a quantale-valued metric space. We show its admissibility and that the metrical coreflection coincides with the quantale-valued Hausdorff metric and that, for a metric space, the topological coreflection coincides with the classical Wijsman topology. We further define an index of compactness and show that the indices of compactness of the quantale-valued metric space and of the hyperspaces equipped with the quantale-valued Hausdorff metric and with the quantale-valued Wijsman structure coincide.