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Re: PROV-ISSUE-35: Section 4: How one would know that two BOBs are characterizations of the same entity? [Conceptual Model]

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 22:51:47 +0100
Message-ID: <4E289F73.7030003@ninebynine.org>
To: Provenance Working Group WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
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Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> PROV-ISSUE-35: Section 4: How one would know that two BOBs are characterizations of the same entity? [Conceptual Model]
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> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/35
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> Raised by: Khalid Belhajjame
> On product: Conceptual Model
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> Do we need a mean to specify that two BOB are characterizations of the same entity? 
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> In the initial draft, I think that the editors intentionally avoided defining the term "entity" as part of the vocabulary. I don't suggest defining that term, but having a means by which one would know that two Bobs are characterizations, possibly different, of the same entity, e.g., using an assertion like "sameEntity(bob1, bob2)".
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> I think this will be useful, amongst other things, in the definition of IVPof. 
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> Khalid
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