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Bootstrapping the "Model Task Force"

From: Luc Moreau <l.moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 00:03:48 +0100
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Dear all,

At the 2011/04/28 teleconference, it was identified that we need to:
1. bring people up to date (following the work of the provenance incubator)
2. develop some common terminology and understanding

We propose to structure this activity by bootstrapping the Model Task 
Force as follows:

- We work with an initial scenario  (other scenarios and applications 
will be the
   focus of the Implementation and Test Cases Task Force)
- We list "provenance-related queries" which we would like to support in 
this
   scenario
- We then informally define concepts identified in the charter
    (identified by the incubator group 
http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/prov/XGR-prov-20101214/#Proposed_Charter_for_a_Provenance_Interchange_Working_Group)
- Over time, this will allow us to construct a vocabulary and a shared 
understanding,
   which we will then formalize in the provenance model

Our primary goal is to get the ball rolling in a structured manner. At
this stage, the scenario should not be trivial but it does not need to
cover all provenance notions we want to tackle.

Any Working Group member will be able to raise issues, which will be
debated by emails. When consensus is reached, we will resolve issues.
We will iterate this activity till we converge towards a common
vocabulary and its intuitive definition.

Is there any objection to this approach? Let's discuss this by email, again,
with the aim of reaching consensus by the next teleconference.

If there is no major objection with the approach, here is a scenario 
inspired by data.gov,
and a listing of charter concepts
http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/ProvenanceExampleAndConcept1

*PLEASE NOTE*: this page was produced simply to begin the
process of building a shared terminology within the WG.

Let's discuss the scenario/queries/terminology by email.

Best regards,
Luc and Paul
Received on Friday, 29 April 2011 22:59:18 GMT

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