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Re: PROV-ISSUE-32: Bob definition [Conceptual Model]

From: Jim McCusker <mccusj@rpi.edu>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:20:58 -0400
Message-ID: <CAAtgn=QcvO0YwyQ-fi5gtOBT+sQTfmUCZB+R37hhAcD8YWf_cQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Luc Moreau <l.moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Cc: public-prov-wg@w3.org
I would add that we make it 100% clear that a BOB describes an Entity,
but does not represent it.

Jim

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Luc Moreau <l.moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
> Agreed with your suggestions Khalid.
> I would just avoid the word 'use' in the phrasing, given its occurrence in
> the spec.
>
> Luc
>
> On 21/07/2011 19:49, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
>>
>> PROV-ISSUE-32: Bob definition [Conceptual Model]
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/32
>>
>> Raised by: Khalid Belhajjame
>> On product: Conceptual Model
>>
>> The definition of Bob states that
>>
>> "A BOB assertion is about a characterized entity, whose situation in the
>> world is variant. A BOB assertion is made at a particular point and is
>> invariant, in the sense that all the attributes are assigned a value as part
>> of that assertion."
>>
>> I suggest to modify the definition as follows:
>>
>> "A BOB assertion is about a characterized entity, whose situation in the
>> world *may be* variant. A BOB assertion is made at a particular point and is
>> invariant, in the sense that *the attributes used to characterize the BOB*
>> are assigned a value as part of that assertion."
>>
>>
>> "is variant" ->  "may be variant": there may be situations in which a
>> given entity has only one characterization which spans the life time of that
>> entity.
>> "all attributes" ->  "the attributes that characterize the BOB" or "the
>> attributes associated with the BOB": this is to avoid people thinking that
>> we have complete knowledge of all possible attribute that can be used to
>> characterize the BOB.
>>
>> Khalid
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>



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