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Re: PROV-ISSUE-4 (define-agent): Definition for Concept 'Agent' [Provenance Terminology]

From: Khalid Belhajjame <Khalid.Belhajjame@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 19:38:18 +0100
Message-ID: <4DED1E9A.4080205@cs.man.ac.uk>
To: Provenance Working Group WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
CC: Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org>


I added a definition of the concept "agent".

Definition: An agent is a (physical or digital) entity that controls one 
or multiple process executions

- The newspaper, the blogger and the government portal are examples of 

I would prefer to use the term “controller” instead of “agent”. To me, 
the term “agent” is a bit vague.

Thanks, khalid

On 20/05/2011 08:04, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
> PROV-ISSUE-4 (define-agent): Definition for Concept 'Agent' [Provenance Terminology]
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/4
> Raised by: Luc Moreau
> On product: Provenance Terminology
> The Provenance WG charter identifies the concept 'Agent' as a core concept of the provenance interchange language to be standardized (see http://www.w3.org/2011/01/prov-wg-charter).
> What term do we adopt for the concept 'Agent'?
> How do we define the concept 'Agent'?
> Where does concept 'Agent' appear in ProvenanceExample?
> Which provenance query requires the concept 'Agent'?
> Wiki page: http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/ConceptAgent
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