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modeling authority resources with oa:Motivation

From: Bob Morris <morris.bob@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2013 12:49:29 -0500
Message-ID: <CADUi7O7c78_knyrmGSoFkRmVyJ24WB4JkQ9OQLs1ymVZuoLA0Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-openannotation <public-openannotation@w3.org>
We have actionable Annotations that are sometimes processed by
consuming applications without human intervention.  I'm thinking of
facilitating the consumer's business logic by modeling authorities
with an oa:Motivation.  Perhaps something like:

<anno1> a oa:Annotation;
oa:motivatedBy oa:editing;
oa:motivatedBy fp:authorityConformance a oa:Motivation
  [fp:conformsTo <http://authority.org/fp/theRuleset#Rule1> ] ;

The first motivation is meant to convey that a change to the Target is
proposed in the Body. The second is meant to be an assertion that the
annotator believes the edit will bring the the Target into compliance
with an authority, and that is another reason the Annotation is

I image the Digital Library community has vocabularies that describe
authority control that might be used instead of the invented ones here
with "fp:", so really I am mainly raising two questions:

1. Is this a reasonable use of oa:motivatedBy and
2.  (less important at this point) Is authorityConformance of
sufficient interest to be added to the list of oa:Motivation
instances? (I'm somewhat agnostic on this. Because it is probably a
concept of wider applicability than just as a motivation. On the other
hand so is "editing".)

p.s. "Anything can be a motivation." is not an entirely satisfactory
answer to 1.  :-)

Robert A. Morris

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