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

From: Daniel Garijo <dgarijo@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 17:19:47 +0200
Message-ID: <BANLkTikXg+yz5odgaKr93=3hmwCR3sSNNQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Khalid Belhajjame <Khalid.Belhajjame@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: Provenance Working Group WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Hi Satya, Khalid, all
After reading your definitions I was wondering if an "agent" or a
"controller" could
also have provenance. For example, if the newspaper or a service is an
agent, then it would be
helpful to know who created it, when, what tools were used for doing so,
etc.

If they could have provenance, then they would also become some sort of
"resources"
too, wouldn't they?

What do you think?

Best,
Daniel

2011/6/6 Khalid Belhajjame <Khalid.Belhajjame@cs.man.ac.uk>

>
> Hi,
>
> 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
> agents
>
> 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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>
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