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

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 22:56:13 +0100
Message-ID: <4E28A07D.10507@ninebynine.org>
To: Jim McCusker <mccusj@rpi.edu>
CC: Luc Moreau <l.moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, public-prov-wg@w3.org
Jim McCusker wrote:
> I would add that we make it 100% clear that a BOB describes an Entity,
> but does not represent it.

-1.  IMO it does neither.

#g
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> 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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