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Re: PROV-ISSUE-39 (generation-identifiable-activity): Generation should be defined as an identifable activity [Conceptual Model]

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 08:45:22 +0100
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I suppose that if we follow this argument thoroughly, we should write:

"Generation represents the creation of a new identifiable characterized entity by an identifiable activity."

(We also have to do the same with Use ...)

Definitions are becoming quite heavy ... thoughts?

Luc

On 07/23/2011 03:06 PM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> PROV-ISSUE-39 (generation-identifiable-activity): Generation should be defined as an identifable activity [Conceptual Model]
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> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/39
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> Raised by: Paul Groth
> On product: Conceptual Model
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> Currently, Generation is introduced as follows:
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> "Generation represents the creation of a new characterized entity by an activity."
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> However, the definition requires a reference to a process execution. Given that process execution is defined as an "identifiable activity", it would seem to be better to change the definition to:
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> "Generation represents the creation of a new characterized entity by an identifiable activity."
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