## Correspondence functors and finiteness conditions

We investigate the representation theory of finite sets. The correspondence functors are the functors from the category of finite sets and correspondences to the category of k-modules, where k is a commutative ring. They have various specific properties which do not hold for other types of functors. In particular, if k is a field and if F is a correspondence functor, then F is finitely generated if and only if the dimension of F(X) grows exponentially in terms of the cardinality of the finite set X. Moreover, in such a case, F has actually finite length. Also, if k is noetherian, then any subfunctor of a finitely generated functor is finitely generated.

Published in:
Journal of Algebra, 495, 150-198
Year:
2018
ISSN:
0021-8693
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